Accelerating the assessment agenda: thinking outside the black box

Whitelock, Denise M. (2008). Accelerating the assessment agenda: thinking outside the black box. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.



Over the last 10 years, learning and teaching in higher education have benefited from advances in social constructivist and situated learning research (Laurillard, 1993). In contrast, assessment has remained largely transmission orientated in both conception and in practice (see Knight & Yorke, 2003). This paper examines a number of recent developments, which exhibit innovation in electronic assessment developed at the UK's Open University. This paper argues for the development of new forms of e-assessment where the main driver is that of sound pedagogy rather than state of the art technological know-how and where open source products can move the field forward.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 11912
  • Item Type
  • Other - Other
  • Project Funding Details
  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
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  • Extra Information
  • ISSN 1018-5593
  • Keywords
  • Electronic assessment; innovation; Open University; new developments;
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
  • Depositing User
  • Denise Whitelock