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Exploring innovative assessment methods

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Are you involved in education or training and want to find new and innovative ways to assess students? This free course provides information about how innovative assessment can be used to help learners achieve learning outcomes.

The course explores the purpose and usefulness of a constructively aligned curriculum and a competency aligned curriculum and the benefits of both.

As the course progresses, you will also explore the barriers and enablers to innovative assessment. This will include aligning assessment with the curriculum and considering how learning outcomes from a curriculum can be achieved with the use of technology. This will involve considering key elements which are often seen as tenets when designing, creating and delivering assessments in further and higher education such as reliability, consistency, validity, authenticity and ownership.

In the last stages of the course you will explore how innovative assessment can be introduced into your professional practice and how you can evaluate its effectiveness.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • identify the usefulness of innovative assessment as well as the barriers and enablers 
  • facilitate flexibility for students to demonstrate what they have learned using mobile technology 
  • integrate mobile assessment into the taught curriculum  
  • evaluate the effectiveness of technology as a tool for formative or summative assessment.

First Published: 15/09/2020

Updated: 15/09/2020

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