Project period: 01.05.2021 – 30.04.2023
Online assessment within higher education is here to stay. For several decades now, digital transformation and internationalisation processes raised the need to rethink the ways in which assessment is conducted. Online assessment is a crucial element in those processes that has created many new possibilities to get grip on students’ learning progress or to measure students’ learning success. However, online formats are still often perceived as an inferior emergency solution compared to the conventional formats. Little policy, institutional and individual experience beyond concrete implementations and courses exist on how to conceptualize and implement assessments online. In addition, many instructors lack knowledge, relevant competences, and empirical values to design and implement online assessment scenarios successfully. Thus, to address this need, developing design features, providing materials, tools and support instruments, as well as offering pedagogical concepts for integrating online assessments into (international) teaching practice is essential.
HIGHLIGHTS of the project:
- Open Access Online Course to empower and professionalise higher education instructors in designing, organising and implementing various online assessment methods.
- Interactive Self-Guidance tool that guides you as an instructor through the decision-making process on what online assessment method is suitable for your pedagogical approach and setting (incl. detailed overview pages)
- Checklist to support the implementing of your online assessment.
- Support instrument on designing and conducting online assessment in an international context (Virtual mobility)
- Research results and taxonomy/framework on online assessment
Our aim is to support instructors in designing and implementing qualitative online assessments as part of their course development and teaching, to provide possible technical approaches and to promote online assessments and digitalisation in European higher education. By providing theory-based, practical knowledge and support, we strive to make an important contribution to the community.
Our Target Groups
Policy Makers at national and European Level
Instructors in Higher Education across Europe