Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Effective Assessment in a Digital Age

JISC has produced a guide for Effective Assessment in a Digital Age which incloudes some general guidelines about assessment (in further and higher education), and focuses around some examples of using technology in assessment. The press release says that the guide demonstrates "through ten newly researched case studies how both generic and more complex technologies can increase learner autonomy, improve teaching efficiency and enhance the quality of the experience of assessment and feedback" though I would say the actual studies are more balanced and thoughtful than that implies.
- Text and pdf copies: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/digiassess (scroll to the bottom of the page, oddly it is AFTER the case studies, also availabe in pdf)
- Print copies of it online until the end of October 2010 from http://survey.jisc.ac.uk/digiassess
- Online resources to accompany the guide which "include video case studies, a planning tool and expert podcasts designed to support individuals and curriculum teams in harnessing the potential of technology to transform their assessment and feedback practice." http://www.jisc.ac.uk/assessresource
Photo by Sheila Webber: Gates in the Vigeland sculpture park, Oslo, September 2010

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