New IIEP MOOC on learning assessments
Registration is now open for the IIEP-UNESCO Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on learning assessments. Over four weeks (1-26 February 2016), participants will have an opportunity to address salient questions around how countries can better understand and measure learning outcomes through the use of different learning assessments.
Registration will remain open until 22 January 2016 at http://cvi.iiep.unesco.org/mod/feedback/complete_guest.php?id=11156&cour....
This course (free of cost) will be in English.
Why learning assessments?
The Incheon Declaration, recently adopted as a roadmap for transformational change in education over the next 15 years, has put new emphasis on the importance of monitoring learning outcomes. Assessments can help monitor student learning and are viewed as a critical component to achieving the global education goal to deliver equitable and inclusive quality education for all by 2030.
The main objective of this course is to review various ways of monitoring and evaluating learning outcomes and to select the best method for your country context.
Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
- Recognize learning assessment as one of the approaches to monitor learning,
- Identify characteristics (purposes, target population, subjects tested, test framework, etc.) of various learning assessments,
- Evaluate the feasibility of carrying out each assessment within your country context.
This MOOC is open to anyone in the education sector and has no prerequisites. It is especially designed for education planners and managers as well as educational professionals interested in learning assessments.
Skills acquired during this MOOC should enable education planners and managers to advise senior decision-makers about the pros and cons of any given assessment in relation to the country context.