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Authentic Assessment

Authentic Assessment

Authentic assessment relates to what students experience in the real world. Instead of testing students’ proficiency in completing tests, authentic assessment methods are designed to assess knowledge and test how students apply that knowledge in real world situations.

Goodbye exams, hullo ePortfolio

Goodbye exams, hullo ePortfolio

There is growing interest in the use of ePortfolios as an alternative to the use of exams for assessment. ePortfolios Are not exactly new. I can remember speaking at conferences and taking part in projects (see More Esteem with with my ePortfolio which developed an online course and guidance material for teachers and trainers in the use of e-portfolios) about this in the early years of the 21st century. Yet as technologies advance, and perhaps more importantly growing reflections and research on the pedagogy of assessment, ePortfolios are returning to the fore. The The Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning […]

AI for marking and feedback

AI for marking and feedback

The UK National Centre for AI, hosted through Jisc has announced the third in a series of pilot activities for AI in education. The pilot project being undertaken in partnership with Graide, an EdTech company who have built an AI-based feedback and assessment tool, es designed to help understand how universities could benefit from using AI to support the marking and feedback process. Sue Attewell says: AI-based marking and feedback tools promise the joint benefits of reducing educators’ workloads, whilst improving the quality, quantity, timeliness and/or consistency of feedback received by students. After a positive initial assessment of Graide, we are launching this […]

Project outcomes


Extend DigiCompEdu Framework area 4 (Assessment) in the context of VET


e-Assessment Toolkit for VET teachers and trainers


A cMOOC for VET teachers and trainers


Report with recommendations for organisations involved in VET teacher development and training