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The idea for a Special Interest Group on online assessment emerged from an EADTU workshop in September 2020. Member practitioners had gathered to discuss the impact of the Covid19 pandemic and the actions taken in their institutions. A few participants expressed their interest to meet up outside the workshop to discuss assessment practice further. This led to the proposal for an EADTU Online Assessment SIG. On 17th March 2021, 26 HE practitioners with responsibility for assessment met for the first time, representing 17 EADTU member institutions.

The mission of the group is to share members’ local expertise in how to design and plan institutional online assessment strategies and the experiences from delivering under the conditions of the Covid19 pandemic and in a post pandemic world. This included establishing a ‘baseline’ of the challenges, practices and new developments during the pandemic, examples of research and innovation in online assessment, and the supportive (or non-supportive) national policies and frameworks that define the context of assessment for the institutions.

The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU)  is the leading institutional university network for online, open and distance higher education. It is at the heart of innovation in the European Education Area, and in particular in the European Higher Education Area. EADTU supports university institutions in the development of digital education in all areas of the educational offer and promotes quality assurance and recognition of digital education in collaboration with national quality assurance agencies.

Next to this website on Online Assessment, EADTU further supports universities on:

And by the European Digital Education Hub and the OpenU-BLOOM HUB

Assessment Design

Trust, Privacy and Ethics

Operational Processes, Technology and Support

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