FLO MicroCourse: Authentic and Alternative Assessments

July 19, 2021 – July 23, 2021 all-day

Join our one-week FLO MicroCourse on authentic and alternative assessment. During this course, you will have the opportunity to discuss and explore the purpose of assessments and how to prioritize outcomes, and you will dabble in some evaluation criteria and rubrics.FLO-MicroCourse

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this FLO course, participants will be able to…

  • Outline the purpose of assessment in higher education.
  • Explain authentic assessment.
  • Prioritize the evaluation of outcomes when designing assessment.
  • Choose from the variety of options for alternative assessment (portfolio, journal, non-disposable assignment, summary, viva voce, project, presentation, authentic task, self-assessment, etc.).

The course officially runs asynchronously for one week, but peer feedback on the final task can continue beyond that week. We will upload a new module of content to Moodle each day. You can expect to spend at least 90 minutes per day over the five days; however, you are welcome to invest more time if you want to work on your own assessment design. Active participation will make a richer experience for all participants.

In addition, there are two optional, recorded synchronous sessions:

  • Tuesday, July 20, 9–10 a.m. PST
  • Friday, July 23, 9–10 a.m. PST

Your facilitator for this course is Nicki Rehn, who has been connected with Coast Mountain College in various teaching and learning capacities since 2017. She has a doctorate in instructional technology and a master’s degree in curriculum and assessment. Nicki has designed and taught countless assessment courses and workshops over the past 13 years for Coast Mountain College, Quest University, BCcampus, and Ambrose University. She also worked as an instructional designer for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology for three years, aligning assessment to outcomes. Nicki promotes alternative assessment and assessment for learning approaches every opportunity she can.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.