You have explored integrated activity-based assessment to this point. Over the last period of Covid many of us have had to transition to online teaching and learning. The same principles of activity-based and integrated teaching, learning and assessment apply. Of course, there are some differences in practice. Let’s explore what integrated activity-based assessment might look like online.


Online activity-based assessment in practice

  1. Think about an assessment you recently used for classroom-based teaching.
    • To what extent is the assessment activity-based, and how does it integrate assessment for learning, of learning and as learning? How can you adapt it to be more activity-based and integrated?
    • How can you adapt your assessment for teaching remotely or online? What technology/ies would you use and why?
  2. Read this set of guidelines from COL. If you find it too long to read the whole thing now, focus on Section 4 and Section 5. You can skim read the other sections- look at the headings, identify key words and phrases that stand out for you.
    • What ideas do you get from these guidelines for more activity-based and integrated assessment? How can you implement those ideas?
      It can be much more challenging to assess practical, hands-on skills in an online environment.
  3. Brainstorm some ideas about how you could assess practical, hands-on skills. Write down as many ideas as you can think of. How can activity-based teaching, learning and assessment of practical, hands-on skills integrate summative and formative assessment of learning, for learning and as learning?
  4. Now look at this COL presentation
  5. Engage in a discussion with other participants on this course about the challenges and possibilities of applied activity-based and integrated assessment in your own context.