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.
What CRADLE does
Led by Professor David Boud (founding Director) and Associate Professor Phillip Dawson (Associate Director), CRADLE’s main role is to research assessment practices in the changing settings of education, which are increasingly embracing digital learning.
Informed by extensive research activity, CRADLE makes a significant and positive impact on digital courses, taking assessment practices to a whole new level.
Priority research areas
CRADLE integrates assessment theory, synthesis, translational assessment and digital enablement in the following priority research areas:
- Programmatic assessment
- Feedback dialogue/coherent assessment
- Assessment design (threats to integrity, use of peers and others in assessment, assessing without intrusion/distortion, learning analytics)
- Practice theory approaches