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MICROCREDENTIAL

Analyse: Evaluation and Assessment in Learning Design

Learning assessment is a crucial part of effective learning design. If you don't engage in assessment and evaluation, how do you know that your design worked? How can you improve it for the next iteration? This UTS Open microcredential explores innovative approaches to assessment and evaluation, the different methods and tools used for assessment, and how technologies can assist in the delivery of feedback.

 

About this microcredential

This microcredential will introduce you to the different forms of assessment, the principles of designing good assessments, and how to best deploy assessment constructively. You’ll explore the importance of feedback, and how different technologies can assist in the delivery of feedback.

By the end of the course, you’ll never look at a rubric the same way again and will have the knowledge and skills to design effective assessments.

Key benefits of this microcredential

This microcredential has been designed to:

  • Strengthen your ability to compare and analyse different approaches to assessment
  • Equip you with practical and in-demand learning design skills that can be applied in various industries
  • Provide you with the knowledge and skills to evaluate the effectiveness of assessments and feedback
  • Immerse you in the latest thinking and approaches in learning design evaluation.

This microcredential aligns with the 3 credit point subject, Analyse: Evaluation and Assessment in Learning Design (010304) in the Graduate Certificate in Learning Design. This microcredential may qualify for recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.  

Who should do this microcredential?

This microcredential is aimed at professionals in any sector who are involved in the development and facilitation of learning and education. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Learning designers
  • HR professionals
  • Instructional designers
  • Trainers
  • School teachers
  • Academics
  • PhD students

Price

Full price: $1,400 (GST free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase. 

Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information

Enrolment conditions

COVID-19 response 

Additional course information

Course outline

This microcredential is structured into six modules and is delivered over six weeks. Each module features self-study materials, interactive activities such as quizzes, multimedia presentations, short video and audio recordings and peer critiques, as well as facilitated, live online sessions. These weekly, optional live online sessions provide an opportunity to apply the content to practical and authentic examples drawn from the workplace, with the course culminating in an industry led expression session.

The six modules are:

1.  Introduction to assessment and evaluation

Explore the differences between assessment and evaluation, their importance and purpose, and how they fit in with the rest of teaching, learning and design.

2.  Designing good assessments

Learn the principles of designing good assessments and how to apply these principles to different tools, dependent on the purpose of the assessment.

3.  Giving good feedback

Examine the role of feedback, the different kinds of feedback and how to be more time effective with feedback. Learn some common learner perspectives in relation to feedback and how to design useful rubrics for assessment and evaluation.

4.  Innovative approaches for assessment and evaluation

Discover current and emerging trends in assessment including digital badging, microcredentials, automated feedback, ePortfolios, and the value of having authentic audiences for assessment.

5.  Models for evaluation

Examine the different models of learning design evaluation including how they were developed, what their strengths are, and in what contexts they might be deployed.

6.  Expression session

Engage in a practical workshop hosted by an industry expert that combines the ideas, concepts and tools developed throughout the course and puts them into practice.

 

Course delivery

  • This microcredential includes weekly, live, optional online sessions facilitated by an expert UTS academic, supporting self-study and online learning activities
  • The optional live sessions focus on applying the course content to practical and authentic examples drawn from the workplace
  • Regular formative quizzes throughout the course allow participants to track their progress.

Course learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this microcredential, you should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast different approaches to assessment, and analyse the appropriate uses for these approaches
  • Design effective assessments tasks for learning activities
  • Evaluate learning designs using different models to gauge their effectiveness
  • Reflect on and evaluate own and others’ learning and practice
  • Communicate assessment and/or evaluation information appropriate to the audience, context and purpose.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Assessment Task Creation (weight: 60%)

  • Design and develop an assessment task to determine how effectively the learning outcomes and objectives are being met (length: 1000 words).

Assessment task 2: Justification for Choosing Evaluation Method (weight: 40%)

  • Select one evaluation method discussed in the course and prepare a written commentary that justifies implementing that particular method in a personal or professional context (length: 500 words).

In order to pass the microcredential, participants must complete all assessments and achieve at least 50% of the course’s total marks.

Requirements

Mandatory

To complete this online microcredential, you will need access to a computer or device with adequate internet access and sufficient software and bandwidth to support web conferencing. You will also require an operating system with a web browser compatible with Canvas and Zoom.

         

Discounts

Discounts are available for this course as follows: 

  • 5% discount for group enrolments of 3 or 4 from the same organisation (see below for how to obtain your voucher code)
  • 10% discount for group enrolments of 5 or more from the same organisation (see below for how to obtain your voucher code).
  • 10% discount UTS alumni, UTS staff and students

Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price. 

How to obtain your discount voucher code (group enrolments)

  • Please contact the team at support@open.uts.edu.au with details of group enrolments to obtain your discount voucher code. Note that group enrolments will not be validated until the minimum number of criteria enrolments have been received.

How to enrol and obtain your UTS staff discount (UTS staff)

Contact us

Please contact FASSSFL@uts.edu.au if you have any questions about the course content, delivery or requirements.

If your query is in relation to enrolment or payment, please email support@open.uts.edu.au

$1,400.00

START DATE

05 September

MODE

Online

DURATION

6 wks

COMMITMENT

Avg 12 hrs p/w

Meet the Experts

Dr Keith Heggart

Dr Keith Heggart
Course Designer

Keith is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Innovator. He is currently the academic lead for the Graduate Certificate in Learning Design at UTS and has established a long career as a high school educator, working in school leadership in government and non-government schools in the UK and Australia.

Keith's research focuses on learning and instructional design, educational technology and civics and citizenship education. He is currently exploring the way that online learning platforms can assist in the formation of active citizenship among Australian youth.

Keith was the recipient of the 2021 Emerging Scholar Award from the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE).

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Kahiwa Sebire

Kahiwa Sebire
Course Facilitator

Kahiwa is an independent consultant, weaving research, evaluation, design thinking and digital technology. As an evaluator, Kahiwa captures learnings, impacts and future recommendations of programs, processes, systems and workshops. Her recent work has focused on Māori equity and the opportunities for technology and education.

Kahiwa also draws on over 10 years’ experience working in and with educational organisations, in public, private and vendor contexts. In this time, she has led learning design teams and strategic projects, including the transformation of experiential multi-disciplinary innovation curriculum into online delivery, designing innovative online learning experiences for global learners, and launched educational technology platforms into Australia. She continues to teach and design training for VET, corporate and higher education contexts.

Originally from New Zealand, Kahiwa affiliates to Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, and Ngāti Raukawa iwi (tribes). Kahiwa lives in Adelaide, on Kaurna Country.

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Book a session

Mon 05 Sep 2022 -
Fri 14 Oct 2022
Expert: Dr Keith Heggart, Kahiwa Sebire
  • This course will be delivered online through Canvas and Zoom sessions. Sessions are optional and will also be recorded.
  • Online
  • 7 sessions, 10 hours total

This course has a 1 hour introduction on the first Monday from 5.00 PM, and then runs on Wednesdays from 6.00 – 7.30 PM. Live sessions will be facilitated online by using Zoom video sessions. Participants will also need to undertake approximately 10 – 11 hours of self-directed online learning activities each week over 6 weeks.

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