Transforming Assessment in a Digital Era
Technology context, next generations students, interactions, learning-oriented assessment, new mindsets
The digital futures learning environment provides opportunities to improve the student learning experience through flexibility in time, pace, place, mode of study, teaching approach and forms of assessment.
• Assessment for a digital future needs to place learning at the centre of assessment and reconfigure assessment design so that the learning function is emphasized
• Learning-oriented assessment needs to include: assessment tasks as learning tasks, student involvement in the assessment processes and forward-looking feedback.
• Formative assessment in a digital future incorporates feedback as feed-forward so that students receive feedback that can be acted on to improve learning.