Assessment is a critical part of the learning process and it determines whether or not the course’s learning objectives have been met.
It affects many facets of education, including student grades, placement and advancement as well as curriculum, instructional needs and Institutions funding.
With a wealth of assessment methods used in higher education, it is difficult to choose a method that most effectively assesses the objectives of the unit of study. Therefore, the one important thing to remember while selecting an assessment methods is that, it must be aligned with the overall aims of the program, and should include the development of vocational competencies (such as particular communication or team skills).
We bring to you a list of videos that would help higher education stakeholders to ponder upon some important factors that shape assessment. It would also help to get started with new assessment approach in higher education.
1. Re-thinking Assessment in Higher Education
In this video Lisa Dabbs, M. Ed throws much light upon, how one can take a scholarly approach to teaching assessments. She also talks on applying steps that will help one assess on how students are learning and improving in the classroom.
2. Transforming the Assessment and Feedback Landscape: Students as Partners
Bath Spa University and the University of Winchester have developed a Student Fellow scheme as part of the FASTECH, a project which aims to enhance assessment and feedback through technology. Hear what different subject scholars of the University have to say on the project and the objective behind developing this project.
3. Measuring Matters: Assessing Learning Outcomes in Higher Education
In this webinar, one can learn on the basics and pave the way for learning on how to create and implement assessment tools at the institution. It features experts that guide to the still largely uncharted world of learning outcome assessment.
4. Measuring matters: Assessing Learning Outcomes in Higher Education
The language of learning outcomes before beginning to assess learning outcomes, we need to decide what skills are to be assessed and clearly describe successful skill development. This webinar explores on the importance of terminology and the value of creating a common language when designing and assessing learning outcomes.
5. Students’ Perceptions of Self-assessment in Higher Education
The national student satisfaction data in England demonstrate that undergraduate students are less satisfied overall with assessment and feedback than other aspects of their higher education courses. Given that the research findings suggest that high quality feedback is a critical factor associated with academic achievement, it is important that feedback is a critical factor associated with academic achievement, it is important that feedback enables students to demonstrate improved academic achievement in their subsequent assessments.
6. Future of Assessment in Higher Education
Ashley Finley, the Senior Director of Assessment and Research for the Association of American College and Universities (AACU) and national Evaluator has brought forward the theory to practice and discusses on the future of assessment in higher education.
We hope you liked the list of the videos throwing light on various dimensions of re-imagining assessment in higher education. Write to us to share your feedback on the topic and if you have anything interesting to share with the readers on assessment in higher education.