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How to Engage Online Learners in Authentic Assessment (Second Offering)
Explore specific approaches to alternative assessments – podcasts, portfolio-based assessment, competency-based video assessment, group and individual projects.

Find out what weight should be attached to online participation and how to assess “participation”.

• How do you assess students, no matter where they are located?
• How do we assess student work, especially where the work has practical components?
• What approaches can we take to assessment to ensure they are authentic, equitable and effective?

Five Key Takeaways

An understanding of:

1. The differences of assessing students in an online environment.
2. Approaches you can take to weighting participation.
3. Ensuring accessibility, equity and efficiency in assignments.
4. Ensuring the integrity of assessment.

Jun 16, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Dianne Conrad
Research Associate @Contact North | Contact Nord
Dr. Dianne Conrad is the author of Assessment Strategies for Online Learning – Engagement and Authenticity, a practical book of advice and support for faculty members seeking to develop meaningful, authentic, formative and summative assessments for learning. She has thirty-five years’ experience in teaching and researching in post-secondary institutions in Canada and the US with a particular expertise in adult and distance education, online learning, and prior learning assessment and recognition. She continues to teach at the Centre for Distance Education of Athabasca University, is the former co-editor of the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL) and is an editorial board member of several international journals.