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Online assessment

Introduction

We noted in Chapter 3 the close relationship between the design of online learning activities and assessment tasks, and the advantages of merging activities and assessment where this is possible. Hence, we have already considered some ideas that are important in online assessment, including the alignment of objectives, activities and assessment, and the role of feedback in supporting and extending learning opportunities. We will now explore in more detail some of the multiple reasons and opportunities for assessing online, and some of the challenges you might face.

Making decisions about whether, when or how to use online assessment in your teaching requires a clear focus on the nature and purposes of assessment ...

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