• Online discussions/blogs
This offers many opportunities for improving learning and competences. Online discussions/blogs could play an important part in students’ learning as students learn to support each other, answering questions and sharing possible thoughts about a problem. Peers may also assess others’ ideas and challenge their conclusions, and above all allows multiple people to respond to comments and questions. Moreover, teachers have access to these forums and can assess both knowledge and skills.
• Blended learning assessments;
Blended learning refers to combining traditional face-to-face learning environments with online education tools and approaches. Blended learning approaches vary widely and give the lecturer many options. These includes asynchronous and synchronous fully online classes, instructor-led face-to-face classes with online content, on-the-job training that is combined with online materials, and simulations/on-line labs.
• Online project based learning;
This approach gives students an opportunity to research on a given topic. It also helps students to develop their presentation and communication skills by illustrating their work using ICT and possibly recording their final work. This has the potential to support curriculum implementation and to enable students to give good evidence of what they know and can do.
E-portfolios are collections of a student’s work, which can show how they are progressing over time and reveal more than short tests can. E-portfolios can contain essays, photographs, and other media, including videos, animations and audio. The scope of these is greater and a better match for the Competence-based Curriculum
• Question Mark Perception;
Question mark Perception is a complete assessment management system that enables you to create questions and organize them into exams, quizzes, tests, or surveys. You can schedule people to take your assessments, deliver them in a variety of ways and then view the results in different report types. Perception offers a cost-effective, easy way to utilize computerized assessments that not only measure knowledge, skills, and attitudes, but also enhance the learning process. Perception can be integrated with other systems and supports major standards.
With Question mark, you can: Author questions and organize them into exams, quizzes, tests or surveys; Schedule assessments for participants and groups; Deliver via standard web browser, secure browser, PDA, CD, or paper; and Report on and analyse results through reports.
Podcasting is used in higher education so that various digital resources can be shared with students. It can be used to support a number of different learning preferences such as self-directed and peer-to-peer learning and can be disseminated through numerous online channels, in particular social media.
• online/typed exams.
Assessments are used for many purposes in the educational system, a premise of this is that their effectiveness and utility must ultimately be judged by the extent to which they promote student learning. Thus, the lecturer will decide which is the best method on assessment, whether it should be online or typed exam papers
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