7.0405 Electronic Conference on A&E (1/232)

Wed, 12 Jan 1994 18:30:41 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0405. Wednesday, 12 Jan 1994.

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 1994 10:34 +0000 (N)
From: "Filip J.R.C. Dochy" <OICFDO@OUH.NL>
Subject: Int. Electronic Conference on A&E


First Announcement International Electronic Conference

::Call for participation and for chairpersons ::::



EARLI European Association for Research into Learning and Instruction
SIG Assessment & Evaluation


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* EARLI-AE LIST February 21-22-23 1994 *
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If you want to attend the conference, print this file.

Organizing committee and program board

Dr. Gudrun Balke, Department of Educational Research & Development,
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Dr. Richard Shavelson, School of Education, University of California, USA
Dr. David Nevo, School of Education, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Dr. Filip Dochy, Centre for Educational Technology and Innovation,
University of Heerlen, The Netherlands

EC Management and Secretary of the EECAE

Drs. George Moerkerke
Dr. Filip Dochy
Centre for Educational Technology and Innovation, Heerlen, The Netherlands

The E.E.C.A.E. is a world-wide, distributed, electronic conference focused
on issues of importance to assessment and evaluation related to learning
and instruction.

Conference Procedure

The conference will last for 3 days. Participants should schedule during
these days two or three different moments each day for active participation.
For example each day between 9 am and 10 am and between 4 pm and 5 pm you can
attend the conference interactively.

The conference will be running along the EARLI-AE list.

If you want to attend the conference, you should send the message

Subscribe EARLI-AE yourfirstname yourlastname
to the listserv management (listserv@nic.surfnet.nl) or (listsrv@hearn.bitnet))


If you are a member of the list and you do not want to attend the conference
then send the message

set EARLI-AE nomail
to the listserv management on Februari 18 1994
and send the message

set EARLI-AE mail
to the same address on Februari 24 1994 for receiving the normal list postings

One week before the conference you will receive the abstracts and papers of
the three invited addresses. In this way, each discussion will be introduced
by an internationally known 'first speaker'. Anyone can act as a 'second
speaker' before the conference.

The conference will be discussing three discussion group topics.
The board will select the topics. Any list member is asked to send in topics
and one screen abstracts to be proposed as conference topic. Suggestions for
invited addresses on the given topic are welcome (if including the Email

During the conference all messages will go over the same EARLI-AE list.
However, each topic will get its own subject line. In this way anyone will
be able to take part in one, two or three discussions by reading the mail
with the corresponding subject lines. For example PREFASS for perfomance
Two chairpersons for each topic discussion group will moderate when necessary.
They will be on line during the whole conference. One will be from the
American continent, the other one from the European continent in order to be
able to moderate across time differences.


As there are no costs for becoming an EARLI-AE member, there will be no
cost for participation other then that for normal access to any of the
distribution networks. There is no formal registration process, other than
keeping your list on the 'mail' mode.


After the conference, the board will consider the invited addresses, the
entries and discussions for publication as a whole on each topic. If
publication is considered worthwhile the board will contact editors for an
appropriate outlet. One can think of the EARLI journals L&I or EARLI-news
or the SIG book series.

The EECAE discussions

The quality of the conference will depend upon quality discussion, skilful
porters and efficient electronic distribution on the networks.
For this reason it is important to read the discussion guidelines beforehand.


The EECEA is directed towards all scholars, students and practitioners
who are interested in new developments concerning A&E.

(prelimenary examples)
Suggestions for topics, abstracts and chairs can be send now to


Performance Assessment PERFASS

Dynamic Assessment DYNASS

Program Evaluation PROGEVA

Balanced Assessment BALASS


Final Topics will be send together with the Second Call for Participation.
If you want to act as a chairperson, contact OICFDO@OUH.NL (especially US



February 10 Distribution of 'invited addresses - first speakers'
February 14 - 17 Time for entry of 'second speakers' who want to add an
substantive paper for discussion
February 21-22-23 Conference - topic discussion groups


1. Schedule you participation in you agenda during two or three different
moments each day of the conference. For example each day between 9 am and 10
am and between 4 pm and 5 pm you can attend the conference interactively.

2. Enter the discussion by putting a "REPLY' to the EARLI-AE list or a 'SEND'
to the list.

3. Start your entry with the appropriate SUBJECT HEADING, referring to the
discussion group you are addressing.

4. Restrict your message to one screen. Two screens is a maximum.
(Reading long text can be tiresome; some colleagues have local disk quota
restriction or less endowed systems to cope with long entries)

5. Identify yourself. Close your entry with 'yourfirstname yourlastname' and

6. Use short sentences and simple English. Avoid running prose.

7. For relevant background materials to your entry, refer to your publications
or to other literature. Enclose the complete references in your message.

8. Use short paragraphs with spacing in between. Put questions on separate

9. Use numbered items for ideas, examples, references, etc.

10. Annotation: Do not reproduce the entire original, extract only the part
you which to comment on or paraphrase or summarize this earlier message.

11. Use UPPER CASE to denote emphasis.

12. Keep always the subject heading in the subject line, but refresh the
content of the subject line regularly. Replies keep the subject line identical
by default. People select messages on the subject line. Try to be considerate
and word it sensibly.
For example : RE: PERFASS - validity skills and attitudes

13. Some humour can be a good break in a stuffy conference and breaks ice.
Too much jokes can be irritating.

14. Etiquette:
Acknowledge and thank colleagues for their comments. Try to think positively
and keep negative comments for personal communication.