IO5 Open Online Course - Remote EDU

Empower teachers for remote online assessments in higher education
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IO5 Open Online Course
Mastering Online Assessment? A practical guide for the first steps

Online assessment is a crucial element in digital transformation processes at higher education institutions within Europe. These processes have created many new possibilities to get grip on students’ learning progress or to measure students’ learning success. This online course aims at empowering and professionalising higher education instructors in designing and implementing online assessment practices and choosing online assessment methods and tools. In addition, this course will give insights into how to assess internationally online where you can benefit from focusing on specific learner skills in designing for an international context.
Target group: higher education instructors and other interested parties (e.g., from counselling, administration, students, or the interested public. Both beginners and people with prior experience with online assessment can benefit from the course content.
What is the course about?

The online course consists of four modules:
  1. Basics of assessment and assessment practices
  2. Online assessment and design choices
  3. Implementing an online assessment
  4. Assessing learner skills in an international environment (Virtual Mobility).

More specifically, the content covers:
  • a general introduction to the basics of assessment and to the factors that influence the practice of online assessment
  • an overview of various online assessment formats (incl. advantages and disadvantages)
  • useful tips, expert interviews and practice examples for the technical, organisational and didactic implementation of online assessment (incl. ethical considerations, technical tools)
  • a decision-making aid for choosing suitable online assessment formats (incl. a downloadable checklist for implementation)
  • an introduction and guidance of assessing learner skills in the context of virtual mobility and internationality
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Project number: 2020-1-DE01-KA226-HE-005782. Disclaimer of liability: this project has been funded with support from the European Commission. The authors are solely responsible for the content of this publication; the Commission is not responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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