DESIGN FOR ASSESSMENT
At Western Sydney University, assessments are encouraged to be distinctively student-centred with scaffolded tasks and the provision of prompt feedback.
DESIGNING AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENTS
Design for assessment in TEL environments can provide students with flexibility regarding when and where assessment activities can take place. Assessments tasks can also give students opportunities to experience different modes of learning and to develop new skills in learning technologies. This flexibility, however, is only made possible if there is constructive alignment between assessment activities, learning activities and learning materials. Without this alignment, the benefits of online assessment activities can be lost and this alignment is even more important in TEL environments because clarification of course content via synchronous contact with teachers can be less frequent than in campus-based contexts.
PRACTICAL TIPS FOR DESIGNING ASSESSMENTS
ASSESSMENT DESIGN PRINCIPLES
The assessment design principles and a revised Bloom’s taxonomy are provided to you to help you design your assessment activities. Use the principles and Bloom’s framework to design your assessment activities using the assessment planner.
The following principles are useful in guiding your design of a TEL assessment:
TOOLS FOR ASSESSMENT
There are a range of tools available in the LMS to encourage student engagement, including:
|Feedback||vUWS Retention Centre
Turnitin Feedback Studio
|Quizzes (formal and self assessment)||vUWS Quiz|
|Marking||Turnitin Feedback Studio
|Self and peer assessment||Turnitin Feedback Studio
vUWS Self and Peer Assessment
|Submission||Turnitin Feedback Studio
Use the planner to help you in the design of student-centred assessments
Use the planner to help you in the design of engaging learning activities