Open assessment

Informal means of assessment are motivators to learning with OER (Informal assessments motivate learners using OER)

Summary: The use of badges to reward informal learning is influencing the design of MOOCs and providing a mechanism for assessing OER use. Evidence of how important these are for learners is lacking at the moment. The high attrition rates in MOOCs makes the value of badges difficult to isolate. Analytic based models are also gaining currency.

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CollegeHigher EducationInformalSchool-K12

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College Higher Educ... Informal School-K12

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CollegeHigher EducationInformalSchool-K12

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Key Questions
  • What motivates learners?
  • Is badging an effecting motivation for informal learners?
  • What are the most effective assessment methods for MOOC?
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