Using alternative assessment in distance learning

The EMVITET project emphasizes on using technology appropriately for teaching & learning. For assessment, using technology more authentic assessments can be created to better support and help teachers to accurately judge students’ performance. The following sections offer various examples, tips and guidelines on how to design good e-assessment for & of learning.

Technology-Supported Assessment Exemplars

Faculty who have employed traditional assessment methods for some time often have difficulty conceptualising the possibilities that digital technologies can afford. Discussions with DCU faculty have highlighted the need for a bank of technology-supported assessment exemplars across a range of disciplines. These exemplars can offer inspiration and guidance for those academics who lack experience in using digital assessments. Read more

The role of technology in educational assessment

In 2014, the Bloomsbury Learning Exchange (BLE) Consortium initiated a wide-ranging, two-year-long research and dissemination project focusing on the use of technology in assessment and feedback. The aim was to understand and improve processes, practices, opportunities and tools available to the institutional members of the BLE Consortium. The downloadable book contains three research papers investigating current practice and 21 case studies describing both technology-enabled pedagogy and technical development. Download the book

10 Ways to Ensure Online Assessment is Accessible and Inclusive

Many of you are now faced with the challenge of creating online assessments for the first time. These tips outline some of the ways you can ensure, as far as possible, that the online assessments you plan are accessible to and inclusive of all your students. Read the guide

10 Points to Consider in Choosing Alternative Assessment Methods for the Online Environment

Students can learn through many different but equitable assessment methods. An alternative online assessment is not a lesser form of assessment, but a different assessment to achieve the same aim. Some of the following ideas are worth considering in the design of alternative assessment methods for the online environment to ensure the quality and equity of the assessment. Read the quick guide

Designing out plagiarism for online assessment

Many of us are turning our attention to strategies to ensure student online assessment sit confidently beside academic integrity. This brief blog post outlines how this can be achieved when working at paceRead the blog

Using e-Assessment to enhance student learning and evidence learning outcomes

Assessment is an essential component in the learning and teaching environment and should promote learning as well as measure or certify outcomes (Clements & Cord 2013). There have been significant changes in the approaches to teaching and learning in higher education with the advent of MOOCs, flipped classroom approaches, the introduction of informal learning spaces, the gamification of learning and the expectation of more flexible modes of delivery. User-centred approaches to assessment involving authentic assessment tasks are now being discussed more often in the context of e-assessment. This special edition captures some of the recent investigations in e-assessment that move us beyond the traditional selected response formats of multiple-choice tests, short answer, fill-in-the-blanks, true-false, and matching. Higher-level cognitive and affective skills cannot readily be assessed using traditional selected response formats and more authentic e-assessments are being proposed. Read the article

4 guidelines of E-assessment association

The eAA is a professional body that promotes better assessment of knowledge, skills and capabilities of people through technology. Its members represent the whole of the sector, from academics and institutions to technology providers and large corporates. On their website, a rich amount of information can be found concerning e-assessment. Read the guides

Designing effective online assessment

A staff guide to planning online assessments as an alternative to face-to-face exams. Read the guides

Transforming Assessment

Transforming Assessment is an association which aims at exploring assessment in higher education with a particular focus on use of information and communications technology to enhance the assessment of student learning (e-assessment). On its website, you can find rich information on e-assessment. Explore the website
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