Course Overview

This short course aims to demystify approaches to assessment.  Whether you are a new or seasoned teacher, an instructional designer or a learning specialist, this course will help you navigate online assessment in an approachable and effective way. If you are interested in improving your understanding of the basics of online assessment or you want to explore emerging assessment practices, then this course is for you!

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you are expected to be able to:

  • Explain the need for assessment.
  • Describe different ways that learners can be assessed online.
  • State the pros and cons of different kinds of assessment strategies.
  • Outline the need for and benefits of using rubrics when assessing learners online.
  • Describe the different kinds of evidence used in learner assessment.
  • Distinguish between assessment and grading.
  • Present arguments for and against the use of online proctoring software.

Topics covered

  • Introduction to Assessment
  • Online Assessment Strategies
  • Improving Assessment Quality: Rubrics and Evidence of Learning
  • Contemporary Topics in Online Assessment