Opened in 2015, the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) investigates improvements in higher education assessment in the context of a rapidly expanding digital environment.
Led by Alfred Deakin Professor David Boud – currently the world’s leading higher education researcher – and Professor Phillip Dawson, CRADLE’s main role is to research assessment practices in the changing settings of education, which are increasingly embracing digital learning.
We’re complemented by a competitive fellowship program, honorary appointments, and doctoral students.
Our underpinning premise is improving learning in higher and professional education.
We have three broad and intersecting research themes.
Assessing for Learning
Learning in a digital world
Learning through, and for, work
|Assessment security and academic integrity||Feedback and feedback practices|
|Representation in and beyond assessment||Learning in, and for, the workplace|
|The digital world and its impact on learning and teaching||Evaluative judgement|
|Inclusion and belonging in a digital world|
Throughout these programs we use cross-cutting approaches, including innovative methodological and theoretical approaches and knowledge transition. We collaborate with Deakin faculties and divisions and also work with a range of industry partners and international collaborators.
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Professor David Boud
Professor Phill Dawson