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Rethinking Assessment in Online Environments

August 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM


Facilitators: Kim Loenhart (EDC), Morgan Rooney (EDC)

When you’re designing a course to be delivered entirely online, you need to design it with awareness of the many game-changing factors that new modality introduces. This is especially the case for the assignments and the overall assessment structure you employ. In this session, we will explore issues such as the number/frequency and weight of assignments; the question of whether to go synchronous or asynchronous; the role of formative assessment; the strategies you might use to minimize opportunities for cheating on quizzes, tests, and exams, as well as alternate ideas for exams more generally; and, most of all, the need to ask some fundamental questions about what and why you normally assess what you do. Our plan is to help you to think about and (re)examine the assessment structure of your course as a whole in light of the practical realities of online teaching and learning.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Explain the factors associated with online teaching and learning that potentially undermine traditional assessment practices in face-to-face courses
  • Describe strategies for designing assignments and quizzes / tests / exams to minimize opportunities for cheating
  • Discuss how you might revise the assessment structure for your course(s) in light of these factors and strategies

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