Getting it right: guidelines for online assessment


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Getting assessment right is critical in supporting students' learning and ensuring their retention and success. Online teaching and assessment in some form is now a mandatory component of the workload of many teachers in tertiary education, and one that is only likely to increase in size and significance. Tertiary teachers are increasingly expected to assess students using online tasks and tools and frequently adapt these from traditional methods. This project aimed to provide a practical resource to support tertiary teachers to develop varied and appropriate online assessment practices...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Assessment; Quality; Technology; Research; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Best practice; Online system; Case study; Educational resources

Geographic subjects: New Zealand; Oceania

Published: Wellington, New Zealand: Ako Aotearoa (National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence), 2016

Physical description: 70 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Researchers: Jane Terrell, Dave Snell, Karen Haines, Bettina Schwenger, Mark Smith, Debbie Hay

The Online Assessment Tool Selector (OATS) may be found at:

Resource type: Guide

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Document number: TD/TNC 126.865

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