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OU drop-in – Assessment issues

As part of the pandemic response I’ve been running informal weekly drop-in sessions offering Open University experience to the sector as colleagues in other universities seek to shift to an online & distance mode of education. Last week we focused on assessment. This is not really my area of expertise, but I’ve developed enough courses and we had sufficient others in the webinar to make it a useful discussion. Amongst the topics we looked at were:

  • Is this the end of exams as we know it?
  • Moving to project based assessment
  • Demands to retain exams (eg professional bodies)
  • Ungrading
  • eportfolios
  • Plagiarism/cheating

The video (with me attempting to use the Question Mode setting) is below.

The next (final?) session is Wednesday 15th April 3-4pm BST, and the topic is Emergency vs longer term plans, implementing care & avoiding burnout. Usual link:

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