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Authentic assessment

A framework to design authentic assessment activities that nurture lifelong skills
Pedagogy:
Assessment
Learning outcomes:
Collaboration
Problem-solving
Prep time:
Intermediate (10-30 min)

Why this journey?

Learning journeys are multi-step course templates based on active learning for different target learning outcomes. This journey will help you with:

Develop real-life skills

This journey allows you to create a authentic assessment practices that support the transfer of several skill sets essential to their future career: critical thinking, feedback delivery, collaboration, and problem-solving.

Scalable to all modalities and cohorts

Whether it is online, blended, or in-person, you can always adapt this journey to your learning goals and course domains. Moreover, the use of technology allows for scaling to different class sizes: small, medium, and big student cohorts.

Streamline the entire assessment process

The use of technology to facilitate the journey helps faculties save time in multiple manual set-up tasks, from creating content engagement activities, assigning peer reviewers to designing feedback criteria and more.

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STEP 1

Case study analysis

Instructors upload case studies (document, audio or video) that outline a real-life problem, then annotate these with explanations, questions and discussion threads. Students work in groups to study the use case by responding to the teacher’s prompts and discussing with their peers. All of these can be done within the Interactive Study Materials tools.

• ASYNCHRONOUS • IN GROUPS
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step 2

In-class clarification

A clarification session where instructors address the existing knowledge gaps and prominent questions raised by students during the asynchronous content study activity. This is to make sure students thoroughly understand the case study and know what they need to do next.

• SYNCHRONOUS • CLASSROOM
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Step 3

Groups discuss solutions and prepare the first draft

Based on the input from the preparation step and in-class discussion, groups discuss the solution to the case study problem then come up with a written report.

• ASYNCHRONOUS • IN GROUPS
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Step 4

Peer feedback on 1st draft

Students submit the 1st draft to the Peer Review tool and provide feedback on other groups’ submissions based on a set of criteria. This step encourages critical thinking, accountability and feedback skills.

• ASYNCHRONOUS • INDIVIDUAL
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Step 5

Final draft and submission

Groups improve and finalize the writing based on the feedback and teacher insights. They then submit the work and receive teacher feedback within the Assignment Review tool.

• ASYNCHRONOUS • IN GROUPS
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Step 6

Group presentation and teacher feedback

Besides the report, groups are required to deliver a presentation summarizing their solutions in a session. Feedback from peers and instructors is given during this step.

• SYNCHRONOUS • IN GROUPS
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Step 7

Self-reflection and group evaluation

Students reflect on their own and other’s contribution to group work based on a set of collaborative skills criteria using the Group Member Evaluation tool.

• ASYNCHRONOUS • INDIVIDUAL
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