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Hours to complete

Approx. 20 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English
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Flexible deadlines

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Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

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 videos (Total 54 min), 3 readings
Video7 videos
Perspectives: What influence do grades have in assessment systems?9m
Perspectives: How can assessment help in engaging students?11m
Perspectives: Is the quality and reliability of our assessments robust enough to make high stake decisions?9m
Perspectives: Is group assessment a desirable option in higher education?9m
The usability of assessment: Using the utility formula to select a method of assessment5m
The usability of assessment: A visualisation of the utility formula2m
Reading3 readings
Meet the experts3m
More reading on the role of assessments
Building block for peer review: Assignment about the Utility Formula25m
Hours to complete
14 minutes to complete

The Assessment Cycle

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Reading
1 video (Total 4 min), 1 reading
Reading1 reading
The assessment cycle overview10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

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 videos (Total 55 min), 12 readings
Video12 videos
Animation on constructive alignment4m
Animation on how to write your own assessment plan6m
Animation on how to create an assessment matrix7m
Perspectives: How do students prepare for an assessment?3m
Perspectives: Could students be involved in your assessments?3m
Perspectives: Teachers and their preferences for methods of assessment4m
Perspectives: Students and their preferences for methods of assessment3m
Perspectives: What kind of methods do teachers use to assess students?3m
Perspectives: Best practices according to teachers and students7m
Perspectives: Students on easy assessments and time consuming assessments2m
Perspectives: Experiences of teachers in how they select the methods of assessment for their courses3m
Reading12 readings
Constructive alignment overview10m
Optional reading: Constructive alignment - John Biggs10m
Video: on writing learning objectives5m
Manual on how to write learning objectives15m
Optional reading: Methods of assessment A-Z10m
Activity: Match methods of assessments with their cognitive domain following Bloom’s Taxonomy10m
Optional reading: In-class activities and assessment for the flipped classroom10m
Assessment plan overview10m
Building block for peer review: Connect your learning objectives to the methods of assessment for your course10m
Assessment matrix overview10m
Building block for peer review: Create your own assessment matrix10m
Meet the teachers of Erasmus University Rotterdam3m
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

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 videos (Total 25 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
What are rubrics and why would you use them?4m
Holistic rubrics4m
Analytic rubrics4m
Single point rubrics5m
Reading4 readings
Building block for peer review: Create your own feedback plan for your course45m
How to make a rubric5m
A rubric for rubrics15m
Websites with examples of rubrics10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

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 videos (Total 51 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Perspectives: Teachers and their experiences with multiple choice and essay questions1m
Perspectives: Multiple choice Q&A8m
Introduction to constructing multiple choice questions3m
How to construct the stem of a multiple choice question?3m
How to construct the answer alternatives of a multiple choice question?2m
Perspectives: Open ended questions Q&A8m
How to construct open ended and essay questions?5m
Perspectives: Group work Q&A6m
How to construct group work?7m
Reading8 readings
Further reading on assessment construction10m
Checklist for multiple choice questions5m
Further reading on multiple choice questions10m
Checklist for open ended questions5m
Preparing a correction model5m
Further reading on open ended questions10m
Checklist for group work10m
Further reading on group work10m
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Top Reviews

By 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.

By AGOct 22nd 2018

It is definitely a great course to acquire professional competence in assessment. Great content and reading references.

Instructors

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Marit Nieuwenhuys

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Remy Fermont

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Mandy Hollander

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Kris Stabel

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Risbo
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Sanne van Herpen

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Berry Nijveld

Educational Advisor
Risbo

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