The design of assessments within a course can have a significant impact on student learning and engagement. Effective assessments are developed as strategies for students to a) demonstrate achievement of course learning outcomes b) receive feedback on their progress, and c) structure their educational decision-making.
Creating meaningful student assessments in higher education poses both challenges and opportunities for instructors, yet it is possible to develop effective, rigorous and engaging assessments through intentional assessment and course design.
You will be able to:
Select appropriate assessment strategies that are aligned to the course learning outcomes
Clearly communicate expectations around assessment to students
Explain the differences between alternative forms of assessment
Implement strategies to mitigate the occurrence of academic misconduct in higher education courses
In this module, you will find:
11 types of assessments
Additional reading and resources
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