Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia was holding an international visiting lecturer program (International Visiting Lecture) in the English Education Study Program (Thursday, March 24, 2022). The speaker in this lecture is Dr. Dennis Alonzo from the University of New South Wales. The topic in this lecture was “How to conduct quantitative classroom research: design and data analysis” which was attended by more than 190 participants, both lecturers and students at Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia, as well as students from overseas campuses.
Dr. Dennis Alonzo completed his Master in Assessment and Evaluation, The University of Melbourne in 2007 and a Ph. D. in Education from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 2016. He was Program Director, Bachelor of Education from 2018 to 2021. Dr. Dennis Alonzo Dennis is a test and scale developer, program evaluator, curriculum designer, and applied statistician. His area of interest revolves around Assessment for Learning (AfL) particularly in supporting teachers to make highly contextualised, consistent, fair, and trustworthy assessment decisions to effectively support student learning. He has been involved in a number of international and national research projects. He also researches on a broad range of topics including student IT experiences, blended and online learning, standards-based assessment, and learning analytics to help inform curriculum design, professional development, and policy. He has received various
scholarships from Australian governments and a public diplomacy scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea.
His latest research is entitled “Acquisition of teacher assessment literacy by pre-service teachers: A review of practices and program designs”. This paper highlights the characteristics of ITE assessment programs in terms of their orientation, content focus, outcomes measure, approaches and duration. Despite the peculiarities of each program, all studies reported their effectiveness in improving a specific area of PST assessment literacy. From our scoping review, it is evident that this body of knowledge is limited and hence more studies are needed to provide a richer conceptualisation of ITE assessment programs. As a result of this review, Dr Dennis Alonzo also developed a framework for designing and implementing an ITE assessment program.
On this occasion, the lecture was held on March 24 at 16.00 WIB or 20.00 Australian time through a zoom meeting with the following activities.
1. Message from the Vice Chancellor for Cooperation and General Affairs – Achmad Yudi Wahyudin, S.Pd., M.Pd.
2. Speech by the Dean of the Faculty of Letters and Educational Sciences – Dr. Heri Kuswoyo, S.S., M. Hum.
3. Introduction of resource persons and lecture moderators by the Head of the English Education Study Program – Lulud Oktaviani, S.Pd., M.Pd.
3. Presentation – by Dr. Dennis Alonzo
4. Discussion session – attended by lecturers and students
The discussion took place very interactively where the participants actively participated during the lecture through direct survey applications and workshops using padlets. Furthermore, lecturers and students engaged in lengthy question and answer sessions with speakers from the University of New South Wales – Dr. Dennis Alonzo. His presentation on “How to conduct quantitative classroom research: design and data analysis” was very interesting and he appreciated the questions that arose which became the subject of joint discussion for lecturers and students of Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia.
According to Dr. Mahathir Muhammad, S.E., M.M. Vice Rector of Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia, ASEAN’s best private university is proven by continuing to support and make efforts to provide the best education for students. One of the efforts to improve the quality of education is to have qualified and reputable lecturers. This program, which is called an international visiting lecturer, is an effort made to provide the best lectures. In addition, through this activity, students also have the opportunity to have international experience, by attending international lectures and interacting with the international community, such as lecturers and students from abroad. (Teknorat)