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Stephen Downes

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This report (a very brisk 28 page PDF that feels a lot shorter) outlines five major principles of future assessment (quoted):

  • Authentic - Assessments designed to prepare students for what they do next, using technology they will use in their careers
  • Accessible - Assessments designed with an accessibility-first principle
  • Appropriately automated - A balance found of automated and human marking to deliver maximum benefit to students
  • Continuous - Assessment data used to explore opportunities for continuous assessment to improve the learning experience
  • Secure - Authoring detection and biometric authentication adopted for identification and remote proctoring.

The sections themselves contain some brief discussion of each of the five items and links to companies or projects working on that particular topic. The report sometimes reads as a fairly progressive look at assessment, but the last section (which deals with plagiarism and "contract cheating") brings us back to earth.

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