The web tool is developed to help teachers and trainers decide on the assessment strategies to use in their online courses. The tool is envisaged to be used by teachers either to check if the exsting assessment methods of their course or module are in line with the stated learning outcomes or to be advised on the most appropriate assessment methods for a new course or module. The decision engine is based on the ALOA (Aligning Learning Outcomes and Assessment) model and consists in the estimation of a score as a measure of the best matching between the cognitive processes submitted by the user and the specific ones of a given assessment method. The web platform also provides support and guidance to teachers to formulate the learning outcomes in accordance with Bloom taxonomy increasing this way the accuracy of the outcome received from the tool.
Link to the tool: http://taloe.up.pt/documentation/webtool/
The tool was developed by the Time to Assess Learning Outcomes in E-Learning – TALOE project.
It was a two-year project co-funded under the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme (Runtime: 1 January 2014 – 31 December 2015)