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Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Course Orientation + Intelligence Tests

This course is an overview of current debates about testing, and analyses of the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of approaches to assessment. The module also focuses on the use of assessment technologies in learning. It will explore recent advances in computer adaptive and diagnostic testing, the use of natural language processing technologies in assessments, and embedded formative assessments in digital and online curricula. Other topics include the use of data mining and learning analytics in learning management systems and educational technology platforms. The module also considers issues of data access, privacy, and the challenges raised by ‘big data’ including data persistency and student profiling. A final section addresses the processes of educational evaluation. Video presenters include Mary Kalantzis, Bill Cope, Luc Paquette, and Jennifer Greene....
Reading
4 videos (Total 21 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Context of Assessment, Evaluation and Research2m
Measuring What? The First Intelligence Tests8m
Testing for Inequalities6m
Reading7 readings
Syllabus10m
Task Overview: How to Pass This Course10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Take This Course as a Stepping Stone for a University of Illinois Certificate, Masters, or Doctorate - Fully Online!10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
Additional Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz12m
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Kinds of Assessments

The word "standard" is used in two quite different ways in testing theory and practice: to create a common measure of learning in "standardized assessments"; and the generalized and measurable objectives of learning. Sometimes standardized assessments are used to determine the outcomes of standards-based education, but often not. Standards-based assessment can also be criterion-referenced, and self-referenced....
Reading
5 videos (Total 37 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Supply Response Assessments7m
Interpreting Test Results5m
Changing the Objectives of Assessment in Standards-Based Education8m
Alternative Concepts and Practices of Assessment5m
Reading2 readings
Additional Resources10m
Additional Resources10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

New Assessments in the Digital Age

Computer-mediated assessments can be used to mechanize, and so make more efficient, traditional select-and-supply response assessments. However, new opportunities also present themselves in the form of technologies and assessment processes called "learning analytics."...
Reading
6 videos (Total 46 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Big Data Assessments5m
Designing Assessments for the Future7m
Prospects for Learning Analytics: A Case Study12m
Visualizing Progress10m
The Test Is Dead. Long Live Assessment!m
Reading1 reading
Additional Resources10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Educational Data Mining + Evaluation

In this module, Luc Paquette discusses educational data mining – a new generation of techniques with which to analyze student learning for the purposes of assessment, evaluation, and research. Finally, Jennifer Greene explores theories and practices of evaluation. Assessment data may be used to support evaluations, however evaluation is a considerably broader process....
Reading
10 videos (Total 111 min), 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Predictive Modeling14m
Knowledge Inference16m
Issues of Ethics and Equity13m
What Is Evaluation?6m
Approaches to Evaluation7m
Program Evaluation9m
Values in Evaluation10m
The Practice of Evaluation: Challenges and Tensions9m
Evaluating the Evaluators: Establishing Standards of Practice11m

Instructors

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Dr William Cope

Professor
Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, College of Education
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Dr Mary Kalantzis

Professor
College of Education

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