Effective Assessment in a Digital Age

March 16, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Posted in educational | Leave a comment
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This is the title of a JISC publication (PDF) that brings together the outputs from several JISC-funded projects on assessment. The website includes extended case studies, videos and podcasts.

“The guide draws on recent JISC reports and case studies from different contexts and modes of learning to explore the relationship between technology-enhanced assessment and feedback practices and meaningful, well-supported learning experiences.”

I attended a workshop in Bristol on 3 March which gathered around 60 participants from across HE and FE to debate the topic and find out more about the projects. I was especially impressed by the outputs from the ESCAPE project (Effecting sustainable change in assessment practice & experience) and in particular some helpful diagrams about reducing reliance on high-stakes, end of process assessment, making more of feedback and developing a programme view of assessment.

I also discovered links to a couple more useful projects, REAP and PEER:

  • REAP [Re-engineering Assessment Practices] provides examples of assessment and feedback redesign across a range of large first year classes in different disciplines using technology.
  • PEER [Peer Evaluation in Education Review] project is a development of REAP and is collating research evidence, literature and examples of good practice in the use of peer processes to enhance learner responsibility and self-regulation.

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