E-ASSESSMENT IN A MASTER ONLINE COURSE. A CASE STUDY

I. Gil-Jaurena, T. Aguado, B. Malik, P. Cucalón

Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (SPAIN)
E-assessment is one of the challenges in online education. Within the frame of an ongoing European project (TALOE-Time to Assess Learning Outcomes in E-learning, ref. 543097-LLP-1-2013-1-PT-KA3-KA3MP), we have developed a case study of an innovative e-assessment practice in a master online course implemented at UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia-Spanish National Distance Education University). The practice was selected as innovative following the criteria proposed by the TALOE project, which included, among others, to assess complex activities using knowledge and skills in problem-solving or authentic tasks; integrate assessment with teaching and learning and involve students as active participants; and use a diverse range of assessment methods.

In this paper, we present the practice, highlighting the learning outcomes of the course and the corresponding e-assessment strategies being used. This case study is one of those that will be used to test the web-based tool that is being developed in the TALOE project to help teachers and trainers decide on the e-assessment strategies to use in their online courses.