Learning Unit


Time: 120 min    Goal: The importance of assessments and how to use them for teaching

  • #Assessment
  • #Engaging Students
  • #Evaluation
  • #Feedback
  • #Online Testing
  • #Providing Feedback
Time: 25 min

Online Assessment Strategies

Online assessments are primarily used to provide insight into and improve students' learning processes. There are various ways of conducting such analyses and making them a useful aid to lecturing staff. The following paper (see link) provides an overview of these and should help newcomers to online teaching plan their assessments more effectively.

License: The work "Online Assessment Strategies: A Primer" by Jeanne P. Sewell/Karen H. Frith/Marta M. Colvin, Merlot Journal of Online Learning and Teaching via licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US.

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Time: 40 min

Online Assessment in Higher Education

There are many aspects to consider with online assessment. For example, the definition of assessment, its role in your teaching, and how you and your students approach it. This guide summarises the background, benefits, challenges, and importance of online assessment in higher education and outlines some useable strategies and recommendations from research and practice to help you respond to the challenges of online assessment.

License: The work "Online Assessment in Higher Education" by Ashley Weleschuk/Patti Dyjur/Patrick Kelly, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning via licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.

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Time: 30 min

Transforming Assessment with Technology

This cycle (see link) presents the process started by assessment: that is the continuous provision of feedback to improve student performance. The fields described should help you through each step of this circular process.

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Time: 25 min

Innovative Assessment Strategies in Higher Education

Assessments are fundamental to improving learner performance in academic learning; they can change a student's perception of - and attitude to - learning. This in turn impacts their career development. The accompanying paper reports on the role of assessment in students' personal development using innovative approaches to assessment based on empirical research.

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