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Assessment as Learning – May '21

This short course introduces a course-based approach to assessment. A number of key assessment principles will also be discussed.

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Assessment as Learning – May '21
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Students often cannot see the purpose of an assessment task, nor can they see how the different tasks fit together. By introducing a more holistic approach with a focus on a course-based assessment, students are more likely to see the bigger picture.

What topics will you cover?

  • Course-based approaches to assessment design
  • Principles of assessment design
  • Authentic and inclusive assessment

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Evaluate your own assessment design in relation to the requirements of a course-based approach to assessment
  • Explore your assessment against the principles in assessment design
  • Describe the designing (redesigning) of your enhanced assessment

Who is the course for?

Colleagues at Coventry University and CU Group who teach and/or support student learning in Higher Education.

Who will you learn with?

Assistant Professor and Module Leader for 7001CRB. Motivated by enhancing the students’ learning experience and developing tutors, home and abroad.
MCom (Economics) & MA (T&L HE) SFHEA

Academic Developer at CU since 2018. Diverse experience supporting teaching, learning and research in Higher Education. Favours a facilitative style. PhD in Applied Linguistics (AKA a "word nerd").

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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