Project leaders of innovative assessment projects blog about the results of their experiments

06 OCT 2016

In September 2016, the project leaders of the innovation scheme 'Digital Assessment for Customised Education' completed their experiments. What lessons have they learned and what are the results of their projects? And also: what now? You can read the answers to these questions on the project leaders' blogs.

The blogs

Blogs with the results of the projects:

  • Digital assessment it doesn’t just happen by Mike Baarslag (Fontys University of Applied Sciences). The aim of this project was to create a controlled test environment by temporarily transforming laptops belonging to students into robust and safe assessment workspaces, regardless of the type of laptop or assessment.
  • Learning analytics as a voyage of discovery in the world of teaching by Dirk Tempelaar (Maastricht University). This project, which was carried out in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam, aimed to provide first year students with more extensive reports and academic feedback in the mathematics course. The digital practice and assessment platform, SOWISO, was used to analyse typical study patterns.
  • Measuring how assessment-based teaching provides genuinely effective feedback by André Heck (University of Amsterdam). This blog describes what impact using a dashboard in SOWISO where students can compare their academic progress with that of other students has on their academic behaviour and results.
  • Remote proctoring makes education more flexible by Guusje Smit (University of Amsterdam). For this project, experiments with online proctoring were carried out within mainstream blended education. Scenarios were drafted, the legal and privacy aspects were investigated and a protocol was drawn up.
  • Practising communication skills on the sofa by Mark Hommes (Open University). Psychology students received time and location-independent peer feedback and evaluations of their communication skills based on conversations recorded via a webcam. The tool iSpot was developed for this experiment.
  • Create a digital case-based test with gamification yourself. Start today! by Anika Willemsen and Ingrid van Baak (VUmc). They developed an accessible assessment format that enables teachers to develop a formative case-based assessment with gamification elements for formative testing.
  • Results of digital assessment can tell you more than you wanted to hear by Marjo Maas (HAN University of Applied Sciences). Her project focused on the development of an Online Script Concordance Test that tests the quality of the clinical judgement of physiotherapy students using clinical cases.
  • More feedback in less time?! by Esther Arrindell (Windesheim University of Applied Sciences). This experiment focused on the provision of formative feedback using rubrics as well as raising the quality of this feedback.
  • Peer feedback? But I’m not the expert?! by Karen Slotman (Twente University). Her project researched a number of systems for providing and receiving group peer feedback and developed software to enable this.
  • Virtual is real: online summer school by Ines Lindner (VU Amsterdam). This experiment used the digital learning, practice and assessment platform, SOWISO, to prepare new students for the core subject mathematics over the summer.

Go behind the scenes of innovation

In February 2016, halfway through this innovation scheme, the project leaders blogged about the progress of their projects.

About the innovation scheme "Digital Assessment for Customised Education"

Between 1 July 2015 and 1 July 2016, under the innovation scheme "Digital Assessment for Customised Education", 9 higher education institutions experimented with the use of digital assessment for creating customised education. The aim was to raise the quality of education and to improve the link between learning processes and the demands of teachers and students.