EdTech: Assessing transferable skills
The embedding of digital technology across all forms of subject-assessment creates opportunities for developing learners’ transferable skills over and above vocational expertise that is at the core of their learning programmes.
This module looks at how you can make transferable skills development an explicit planned outcome of your assessment strategy and at ways to work together with colleagues to deliver it as a shared goal.
This module aims to help you review and develop innovative teaching approaches when assessing transferable skills
After completing this module you will be able to:
- Critically reflect upon the ways in which subject-specific assessment can help to develop learners' transferable skills
- Choose appropriate digital tools to support and assess learners' development of transferable skills
- Work with colleagues in other subject areas to build practices that promote the development of transferable skills
Digital Teaching Professional Framework
This module covers the EdTech component - E1a : Assessment and feedback strategies
- Use digital assessment tools to monitor the learning process and obtain information on learners' progress.
- Use digital technologies to enhance formative assessment strategies, e.g. using classroom response systems, quizzes, games.
- Use digital technologies to enhance formative and summative assessment in tests, e.g. through computer-based tests, implementing audio or video (e.g. in language learning), using simulations or subject-specific digital technologies as test environments.
- Use digital technologies to scaffold learners' assignments and their assessment, e.g. through ePortfolios.
- Use a variety of digital and non-digital assessment formats and be aware of their benefits and drawbacks.
- Critically reflect on the appropriateness of digital assessment approaches and adapt strategies accordingly.
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This unit gives a good example of the importance of learners developing transferrable digital skills and how these can be used in the work situation.
The example in the video is very useful, and I like the line 'digital skills are no longer optional'--not just relevant for employability for students... but also for teachers!
I like the emphasis on collaboration
Good idea for learners who are ICT literate.
This was interesting and enhances the learners collaboratively.
Some ideas that I could use with my learners with SEN.
Maybe helpful to students in assessments and coursework.
Gives an example of getting students to work collaboratively but doesn't actually cover the 'HOW' of assessing their transferable skills in the process.
I thought this was a good module to generate some thoughts on incorporating digital skills into practice in the classroom. Student collaboration was strongly highlighted.
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