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Assessments - Online

Join us on July 23, 7PM (UTC+2) to workshop how to make the most of assessments online:

  • Learn about methods that allow for quick, granular and global insights that can unlock significant student outcomes 
  • Help your students help themselves! How well structured assessments can empower and motivate your students 
  • Share and learn from peers how you can efficiently integrate different methods of assessment in lesson planning

ATTENTION!: You are expected to participate actively – this event is not for spectators. We’re getting ready together for online and hybrid education rooted in the science of learning.


July 23, 2020
7PM (UTC+2)


90 minutes







JULY 23, 2020


7PM (UTC+2)




sponsored by EDU



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Christine Looser

Christine is a behavioral scientist whose work combines social psychology, vision science, and neuroscience to explore how perceptual information is successfully (and mistakenly) transformed into social knowledge.
Christine teaches at Minerva Schools at KGI and Harvard University, and holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from Dartmouth College and a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross.

Science of learning, in action

Assessments are a big topic in education so we’ll narrow down the topic for this session to focus on two aspects: First, well planned assessments can offer you the support to make good decisions continuously in the learning process allowing for agile teaching. Secondly, assessments can nudging students to learning by highlighting their individual paths:

part 1: Agile Teaching

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
Vince Lombardi

When do you know how much students learned in your class? In a world of rare, high stakes, summative assessments you get an idea about how much students gained in your class very late into the process. It is very much like bowling in the dark, hoping to hear some pins fall. Even if you see some success, do you have a good understanding of what enabled it? Or what cause some students to fail? Was there anything that you could have done about it?

Blended learning offers unparalleled opportunities to understand more about the student in a granular way that will enable you to do what you can do best: connect – meet the students where they are. 

You should be able to understand what students need most attention, before, during and after every single class, This will, in turn, enable you to review, recalibrate your process and methods constantly.

part 2: Highlighting the Path

When the path ignites a soul,
there’s no remaining in place.
Hakim Sanai

Students will benefit directly from a good assessment implementation. Retrieval practice emerged as an outright learning strategy because regular, low stakes, assessments with clear feedback allow student to map their progress often, encourages meta-cognition and helps them adjust their work, ask for more specific help.

Direct feedback from educators as well as peer feedback tend to show high impact on learning. Feedback refocuses, reframes and aligns efforts and activities with an outcome. High quality feedback takes some training and effort but studies show that it one of the more impactful activities.

More frequent, lower intensity/lower stakes assessments serve  as good point of departure for constructive conversations between students, as well as with your peers. More generally, if counterintuitively, they direct attention away from grades and towards the content matter and activities and encourage thoughtful risk-taking. 


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EDU is a private institution for higher education, founded in June 2018, with a vision to substantially increase the quality and accessibility of education. We want to change education with digital technologies and innovative learning practices. 

EDU is truly a digital native institution. Its degree course include Europe’s first digital medical school – EDU Medical and its course in Human Medicine. EDU’s state-of-the-art digital learning platform offers a 21st Century education model incorporating modern didactic methodologies and is fully accessible to students and learners wherever they are.

EDU is operated by Digital Education Holdings Ltd. (DEH).