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So, you have moved your assessments online, but how robust are they?
Did you just move them into the workplace, or did you write them with online on the mind?
Economists and futurists suggest that the international workforce has technologically progressed decades in just a few months. Australia is no exception with remote working and online learning becoming more accepted. Many thought this would be short term, however, the events that have led to this have seen a new level of comfort in the digital space and a new concept of remote environments. Suddenly, remote is the new normal.
Traditionally, when we validate our VET assessments, we are ensuring they comply with the principles of assessment and rules of evidence. Our obligation to comply with these requirements do not differ when we move towards an online mode, we don’t just ignore what is too hard. We need to recognise the added layer of consideration when we relinquish some of the perks of the face to face environment, we need to think a little differently.
This detailed and interactive webinar explored the questions you need to ask when validating your online assessments. It investigated the deeper layers relevant to guiding the success of students outside of the classroom and focused on those aspects distinctive to online practices. It drills down into the elements of student induction and support, including when and where we need to provide information to students to manage their expectations.
The importance of the assessor’s digital capability will also be investigated, and additional requirements under WCAG, reviewing the features within your templates and platforms to accommodate a range of student needs.
Finally, the webinar will explore the importance of assessment design getting it right the first time to ensure students get a clear picture of their requirements from the beginning.
Sarah is the Managing Director of Pop Education, an educational design company specialising in Vocational and Higher Education courseware development.
Sarah has been working in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) industry since 2005 across many different positions within TAFE, private and Learn Local training organisations. She has also been involved with many reputable Higher Education institutions.
Sarah manages and consults to a range of VET and Higher Education projects, specialising in blended and online training and assessment. She is known for her no-nonsense approach to compliance. She has the innate ability to think outside the box with an incredibly heart-driven, professional approach.
Along with spearheading some truly innovative projects with various government departments, Sarah spent 3 years working as the Victorian eLearning Coordinator and Content Services Advisor for the National VET eLearning Strategy (previously the Australian Flexible Learning Framework) where she consulted on digital resource customisation and strategic development across many industries and with a range of VET organisations.