2017 Symposium

New opportunities: re-imagining assessment in a digital world

In October 2017, Professor David Boud and CRADLE staff hosted two days of high-level research conversations on the topic of ‘New opportunities: re-imagining assessment in a digital world’.

The symposium explored how assessment for learning can be refreshed and redesigned in a digital landscape. The symposium explored the questions of:

  • What are the assessment and feedback challenges that we can now address more readily?
  • What can we now conceive of in assessment that was previously beyond our imagination?
  • What research agendas do we need to explore these new opportunities? How can we move from exciting innovation to routine practice?

Cover of Re-imagining University Assessment in a Digital World (book)

The symposium and the associated book, Re-imagining Assessment in a Digital World, provides a different way of thinking about assessment in a digital world. It considers how technologies and assessment can be more than the sum of their parts.

Symposium Delegates

Dr Yoon Jeon Kim
Research scientist, Teaching Systems Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts, USA
Dr Lois Harris
Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Education and the Arts, Central Queensland University
Professor Dirk Ifenthaler
Chair and Professor for Learning, Design and Technology, University of Mannheim, Germany
Professor Sue Bennett
Professor, Head of School, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong
Professor Dragan Gasevic
Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics, Moray House School of Education and School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr Edd Pitt
Lecturer in Higher Education & Academic Practice & PGCHE, Programme Director, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, UK
Associate Professor Abelardo Pardo
Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, The University of Sydney
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