Using technology to facilitate effective assessment for learning and feedback in higher education

Deeley, S. J. (2018) Using technology to facilitate effective assessment for learning and feedback in higher education. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 43(3), pp. 439-448. (doi:10.1080/02602938.2017.1356906)

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Abstract

The aims of this paper are to examine and critically evaluate a selection of different technological methods that were specifically chosen for their alignment with, and potential to enhance, extant assessment for learning practice. The underpinning perspectives are that: (a) both formative and summative assessment are valuable opportunities for learning, and (b) using technology may enhance learning in assessment and feedback processes. Drawing on the literature and empirical evidence from a research study in a Scottish university, the advantages and drawbacks of using technology are examined. It is asserted that, by adopting a flexible approach and taking small incremental steps, the use of different types of technology can be beneficial in facilitating effective assessment for learning and feedback in higher education.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Deeley, Professor Susan
Authors: Deeley, S. J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0260-2938
ISSN (Online):1469-297X
Published Online:24 July 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor and Francis Group
First Published:First published in Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education 43(3): 439-448
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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