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Are you a teacher in higher education wanting to get the best out of your students and assessments? Then on behalf of Risbo, Erasmus University Rotterdam, we would like to welcome you to this MOOC on Assessment in Higher Education. In this MOOC we will guide you through the different phases of preparing, creating and evaluating the assessments in your course. After participating in this MOOC, you will be able to: 1. Design an assessment that is constructively aligned (content, level, methods) with the course objectives and activities 2. Apply the quality criteria with respect to validity, reliability and transparency for construction of assessments and assessment items 3. Analyze the assessment output and results, assess the quality of the assessment and make decisions about students’ grades accordingly 4. Formulate future improvements for an assessment For the assignments, you will be working with your own teaching materials. For example you will create your own assessment plan for your course. Next to that you will become part of a learning community with teachers from all over the world. We are offering you instructional videos, interviews, animations and checklists. In addition to these, there will be course activities, such as assessments, and discussion prompts. By participating in this MOOC, you will find answers to the following questions: • What is the role of assessment? • How can you select the right methods of assessment for your course? • What is constructive alignment? • How can an assessment plan and matrix help you in the construction of assessments? • Is it possible to make an absolute reliable and valid assessment? • How can the formulation of good assessment questions have an impact on that? • What is the role of feedback? • How can rubrics help with providing feedback? • What are the things to consider when performing an exam or item analysis? What aspects should you look out for? • How do you draw conclusions from an exam analysis and make plans for future improvements? • If good students fail on certain questions, what does this say about the question… or about your teaching? Are you ready for enhancing your teaching skills? Then take this journey with us....
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Recommandé : 4 hours/week

Approx. 18 heures pour terminer
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The role of assessment in higher education

In the first week of this course you’ll get insight in some basic but fundamental questions about assessment. Why do we assess in higher education? What are possible positive and negative effects of assessment? And in what way can we make an effort in choosing the most appropriate assessment method(s). Some leading experts on assessment are introduced to you and might enlighten your thoughts. Additionally, you will be introduced to the Utility formula, which will assist you in making purposeful assessment choices....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 54 min), 3 lectures
Video7 vidéos
Perspectives: What influence do grades have in assessment systems?9 min
Perspectives: How can assessment help in engaging students?11 min
Perspectives: Is the quality and reliability of our assessments robust enough to make high stake decisions?9 min
Perspectives: Is group assessment a desirable option in higher education?9 min
The usability of assessment: Using the utility formula to select a method of assessment5 min
The usability of assessment: A visualisation of the utility formula2 min
Reading3 lectures
Meet the experts3 min
More reading on the role of assessment min
Building block for peer review: Assignment about the Utility Formula25 min
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14 minutes pour terminer

The Assessment Cycle

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Reading
1 vidéo (Total 4 min), 1 lecture
Reading1 lecture
The assessment cycle overview10 min

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Section
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3 heures pour terminer

The Assessment Plan

As research shows, assessment plays an important role in steering the learning process. There is, however, not one best method of assessment. So, how can you select the right methods of assessments for your course? Making an assessment plan can help you select the right testing methods and decide on the relative weight of each assessment for the final result of a course. An assessment plan also helps to ensure that the assessment addresses the intended learning outcomes. In addition, it provides a good overview of the test arrangement for a course that will be published in the course manual. This makes an assessment plan a helpful tool for examiners and an important instrument for quality assurance. With an assessment matrix, you ensure that all the selected learning objectives are covered in your assessment. This also helps to ensure that your assessment will be both valid and reliable. Whereas making an assessment matrix may feel like additional work, using it will actually save you time as you will develop questions and assignments that exactly match your learning objectives and you avoid the risk of formulating too many questions that are aimed at the same content or skill. ...
Reading
12 vidéos (Total 55 min), 12 lectures
Video12 vidéos
Animation on constructive alignment4 min
Animation on how to write your own assessment plan6 min
Animation on how to create an assessment matrix7 min
Perspectives: How do students prepare for an assessment?3 min
Perspectives: Could students be involved in your assessments?3 min
Perspectives: Teachers and their preferences for methods of assessment4 min
Perspectives: Students and their preferences for methods of assessment3 min
Perspectives: What kind of methods do teachers use to assess students?3 min
Perspectives: Best practices according to teachers and students7 min
Perspectives: Students on easy assessments and time consuming assessments2 min
Perspectives: Experiences of teachers in how they select the methods of assessment for their courses3 min
Reading12 lectures
Constructive alignment overview10 min
Optional reading: Constructive alignment - John Biggs10 min
Video: on writing learning objectives5 min
Manual on how to write learning objectives15 min
Optional reading: Methods of assessment A-Z10 min
Activity: Match methods of assessments with their cognitive domain following Bloom’s Taxonomy10 min
Optional reading: In-class activities and assessment for the flipped classroom10 min
Assessment plan overview10 min
Building block for peer review: Connect your learning objectives to the methods of assessment for your course10 min
Assessment matrix overview10 min
Building block for peer review: Create your own assessment matrix10 min
Meet the teachers of Erasmus University Rotterdam3 min

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5 heures pour terminer

Feedback & grading design

In module 1 you have learned about assessment FOR learning and the role assessments play in the learning process of students. In this module we will take this to the next step. You will learn why feedback is so important and how to provide feedback using rubrics. Did you know there are different types of rubrics? Depending on the function of the rubric each type has both its advantages and disadvantages. This module will help you deciding what type of rubric suits your needs. In the stage of grading, methods of setting a cut-off score are important. You will learn about different methods of setting a cut-off score and the advantages and disadvantages of these methods....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 25 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
What are rubrics and why would you use them?4 min
Holistic rubrics4 min
Analytic rubrics4 min
Single point rubrics5 min
Reading4 lectures
Building block for peer review: Create your own feedback plan for your course45 min
How to make a rubric5 min
A rubric for rubrics15 min
Websites with examples of rubrics10 min

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Section
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4 heures pour terminer

Assessment construction

The results of student assessments often have far-reaching consequences for their educational or even professional careers. When we allow our assessments to have such impacts on people’s careers, it is of the utmost importance that we are very sure that our measurement is reliable and accurate and a valid representation of students’ actual abilities…. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. The goal for this module is to help you to apply quality criteria for the construction of assessments and assessment items. Because, if we improve the quality of our assessments, we improve the quality of our education, and we will have a huge impact on the future education and careers of our students....
Reading
10 vidéos (Total 51 min), 8 lectures, 2 quiz
Video10 vidéos
Perspectives: Teachers and their experiences with multiple choice and essay questions1 min
Perspectives: Multiple choice Q&A8 min
Introduction to constructing multiple choice questions3 min
How to construct the stem of a multiple choice question?3 min
How to construct the answer alternatives of a multiple choice question?2 min
Perspectives: Open ended questions Q&A8 min
How to construct open ended and essay questions?5 min
Perspectives: Group work Q&A6 min
How to construct group work?7 min
Reading8 lectures
Further reading on assessment construction10 min
Checklist for multiple choice questions5 min
Further reading on multiple choice questions10 min
Checklist for open ended questions5 min
Preparing a correction model5 min
Further reading on open ended questions10 min
Checklist for group work10 min
Further reading on group work10 min
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par RRJul 13th 2018

This course is exactly what i have been looking for.My Institution is now reviewing our Assessment Strategy because of my contribution.

par PSMay 13th 2018

It's a great course ,easy ,interesting , very informative and beneficial for teachers , a milestone in their profile.

Enseignants

Marit Nieuwenhuys

Educational Advisor
Risbo

Remy Fermont

Educational Advisor
Risbo

Mandy Hollander

Educational Advisor
Risbo

Kris Stabel

Educational Advisor
Risbo

Sanne van Herpen

Educational Advisor
Risbo

Berry Nijveld

Educational Advisor
Risbo

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