Assessment on the Web – Part 1

How to handle assessment for online learning has been a a headache for many of us working in the ed-tech space since the very first OERs first rolled off the production line. The fact that very few education people have managed to find a solution which sits well for most people only makes it all the more tantalizing a problem.

In this piece, written as part of our research into Deeper Learning funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, we take a look at trends in other web communities to try and figure out a new model for thinking about how to assess learning online. And we think we might have a good idea of what this might look like – believe it or not, we suspect it may look like the web itself…

This report is the first in a three-part series of conversations about assessment online, which we hope will engage our partners and collaborators, stimulate conversations and move the discussion forward – we’d love to hear what you think. 


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