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Intermediate Level

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

The role of assessment in higher education

7 videos (Total 54 min), 3 readings
7 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
3 readings
Meet the experts3m
More reading on the role of assessment1h
Building block for peer review: Assignment about the Utility Formula25m
14 minutes to complete

The Assessment Cycle

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

The Assessment Plan

12 videos (Total 55 min), 12 readings
12 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
12 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
5 hours to complete

Feedback & grading design

5 videos (Total 25 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
What are rubrics and why would you use them?4m
Holistic rubrics4m
Analytic rubrics4m
Single point rubrics5m
4 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
4 hours to complete

Assessment construction

10 videos (Total 51 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
10 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
8 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 from Assessment in Higher Education: Professional Development for Teachers

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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Sanne van Herpen

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Berry Nijveld

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About Erasmus University Rotterdam

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