The International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education of SpringerOpen recently published a special Edition on e-Assessment coordinated by Lourdes Guàrdia (one of our Edul@b researchers) Geoffrey Crisp and Mathew Hillier.
The papers in this special edition encourage us to understand in greater detail how technology can be used to promote authentic and meaningful assessments and how to deploy e-Assessment alongside other strategies.
We also tried to capture some of the recent investigations in e-Assessment that move us beyond the traditional selected response formats, suggesting more authentic e-assessments requiring complex thinking, problem-solving and collaboration strategies we will facilitate the development and reporting of more sophisticated learning outcomes.
The editorial “Using e-Assessment to enhance student learning and evidence learning outcomes” presents and introduce the five articles. One of these article was also written by three Edul@b researchers (Teresa Romeu, Marc Romero and Montse Guitert) and investigates the more active role of students in the assessment design phase so that students are not simply the passive recipients of an assessment task but are genuinely involved in its planning and construction.