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Introduction to Week 3

In this video, Diana Laurillard introduces ways in which teachers have developed different forms of digital assessment.

The video shows some of the ways digital methods can help with the different types of formative assessment, or assessment for learning (not summative assessment for grading).

We look at 3 types of approach: peer, blended, and automated assessment, in preparation for the next three steps.

The intended learning outcomes for this week are that you will:

  • Develop your teaching as active learning designs for blended and online formative assessment.

  • Collaborate further with other participants to develop teaching community knowledge of blended and online learning.

  • Apply your experience on the course to working collaboratively within your own institution to plan for blended and online learning.

In the peer review activity, we come to the point where the course becomes a collaboration in reality.

You will review each other’s designs, and recommend those you think will be helpful to other teachers.

The Learning Designer website will host all your designs, on a permanent basis, and will have a special section called ‘curated designs’, where we put those that come highly recommended.

We’re not asking for brilliance! You’ll be recommending the designs that other teachers will value – that’s the best kind of contribution we can ask for. It could be that all your designs find their way onto that part of the site.

Finally, we look ahead to the future of blended and online learning in education, and to your institutional role in helping to move that forward.

And in the spirit of continuing collaboration we also invite you to consider being a Mentor in the next run of the course, to pass on some of your own ideas and lessons learned – maintaining that sense of a teaching community able to work together!


Have you found good ways of using digital methods for formative assessment?

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