11 November 2021: Online Assessment Conversations- Part 1 (Principles, Examples, Tools)

Date: Thursday, 11 November 2021; 15:00pm SAST

Webinar Description:

Online assessment has proven to be one of the most important and complex challenges faced by university educators during the pandemic. Designing online assessment requires knowledge of assessment models and design, consideration of ethical issues, factoring in student access issues, and navigating the affordances and constraints of several assessment tools. Educators who were familiar with the assessment practices in standard contact teaching and learning often faced a rapid and steep learning curve.

We will ask our panelists to tell us about some of their online assessment experiences including:

  • Assessment principles that informed their choices
  • Examples of online assessment designs for specific contexts and disciplines
  • How they chose and used appropriate tools.
  • Success factors for online assessment

There will be opportunities for questions and other contributions by participants in this event.

To join part 1 of this conversation please sign up via Zoom

Friday, 12 November 2021: Online Assessment Conversations – Part 2 (Examples, Proctoring: ethical debate and experiences) Save the date – more info with a separate sign up form coming soon

Dr. Nicola Palitt coordinates the efforts of the Educational Technology Unit in the Centre for Higher Education Research,Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) at Rhodes University and offers professional development opportunities for academics to use technologies effectively in their roles as educators and researchers. Nicola supervises postgraduate students and co-teaches on formal courses in Higher Education. She enjoys meeting EdTech practitioners and researchers from across the globe. 

Frida Ngari is the Co-founder and CEO of Firefly Edtech Solutions. 

She joined the education sector full-time in 2015 and has worked in professional colleges and universities in Kenya and Rwanda. Since 2018, Frida has driven Firefly’s mission and product strategy, creating and promoting Online assessment design and practice.

She is a fellow of Alibaba e-Founders Fellowship and a recipient of the 2017 Carnegie/Mellon Educational Technology Scholarship Award in South Africa. Frida is a member of e/merge Africa promoting facilitation of digital teaching and learning in Africa

Prinavin Govender is a Lecturer at the Durban University of Technology in the Information Technology (IT) Department as a Computer Science Academic. He lectures students at first and second year level in Internet programming and  IT Skills.

Neil Kramm is based at the Educational Technology Unit in the Centre for Higher Education Research,Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) at Rhodes University. Neil is passionate about academic development and infusing technology into teaching and learning.  He enjoys working with innovative technology solutions and implementing tech solutions that enhance teaching and learning. He is an active researcher on issues relating to educational technology, in particular, how technology is incorporated into teaching and learning.

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