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Authentic assessment in law : SIMPLE

Barton, Karen (2011) Authentic assessment in law : SIMPLE. In: eAssessment Scotland, 2011-08-25 - 2011-08-26. (Unpublished)

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The SIMulated Professional Learning Environment (SIMPLE), developed at Strathclyde University, enables students to collaborate on professional simulations across professions, disciplines, countries and cultures, and at any educational level. The open-source software enables powerful interactions between simulated roles and users, and the completion of professional tasks. Students learn by doing the professional tasks through innovative and authentic assessment, and by interpreting and reflecting upon their experiences. The result is situated experience that deepens learning, is hugely enjoyable for students, and fascinating for staff because it enables students to learn effectively using sophisticated technology and a constructivist approach to learning and assessment. The concept of authentic assessment is central to the education paradigm of Transactional Learning on which the SIMPLE environment has been based and is an interesting example of how technology has enhanced the practice of assessment in this area.