New EUR MOOC about assessment methods for students

Assessment plays an important role in steering the learning process of students. Next to that, the results of assessments often have far reaching consequences for their educational or even professional careers. Therefore it is of the utmost importance that methods of assessment are reliable, accurate and provide a valid representation of students’ abilities.

In EUR’s new MOOC titled Assessment in Higher Education: Professional Development for Teachers, a range of instructional videos, interviews, animations and checklists will guide teachers and lecturers in how to design, construct, analyse and evaluate their own assessments.

After this five week course, the course participant will be able to design an assessment, apply quality criteria, analyse the assessment output and results, assess the quality of the assessment and formulate future improvements.

Experts
All content from the MOOC is created by Educational Consultants working at Risbo, an independent institution for research, training and advice, linked to EUR’s Faculty of Social Sciences. In addition to their own recommendations, the team interviews a range of individuals dealing with assessments in different means, providing multiple perspectives to the MOOC. These people include experts on education and assessment, teachers creating the assessments and also students who will be taking assessments throughout their educational career.

Shot on the Woudestein Campus in addition to Erasmus MC and Erasmus University College campuses, Assessment in Higher Education will provide broad knowledge and skills for creating valid and reliable assessments for any higher education audience. Assessment in Higher Education will be live on Coursera from the 12th February. Registering is possible at Coursera. Follow the Risbo website for more information about assessments, didactics and leadership.

Assessment in Higher Education: Professional Development for Teachers

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