Digital Assessment: Expanding the Repertoire


This resource is intended to prompt reflection on the breadth of potential assessment activity that can be used across the disciplines. Consider how your assessment strategy enables students to demonstrate their achievement of one or more learning outcomes and whether assessment activity is adequately aligned with workload.

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“The vast majority of assessments explored in this resource can be seen as ‘digital’ assessments, whether digitally inflected (e.g. traditional assessment practices now enabled through digital technologies), assessments which are defined through their use of digital technology, or assessments moved into the digital context in response to Covid-19 restrictions (e.g. staged in digital rather than in f2f/physical space).The assessment methods and practices outlined here can be used either summatively, e.g. a mark/grade contributing to progression or a degree is to be awarded, and/or formatively, e.g. not-for- credit, to inform and support student learning or for feedback alone. Some of the practices shared can also be used diagnostically to evaluate and take the pulse of student learning in real-time, (e.g. enabling you to respond to student needs).”

Related OER

This is a short introduction to ChatGPT for people teaching in higher education, created in January 2023 and updated until this version was saved in February 2023. The resource is a slide deck which you are free to modify and update (since this is a fast-moving topic). No prior knowledge of AI or chatbots is necessary to use the slides.

The Irish Journal of Academic Practice (IJAP) is published online once annually at Technological University Dublin. IJAP is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes scholarly and practice-based articles, case studies, opinion & reflective pieces and reviews relating to learning, teaching, assessment and technology within higher education.

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