No 4 -How to design and manage assessments for online learning #onlinetogetherVirtual Events

Monday, 20 April 2020, 17:00 CEST

EDEN webinar


In these uncertain times due to the Coronavirus COVID-19, many of us are struggling with the adjustment to working and teaching online. Where do you begin? How do you manage the process?
To address these questions and many others, EDEN is organising a series of practical webinars entitled “EDEN webinar series: Education in time of a pandemic #onlinetogether #covid19”. These webinars are featuring experts and experienced practitioners within the field of open, distance, and e-learning.
The weekly, one-hour sessions are held every Monday at 17:00 CEST, from March through June, 2020.




One of the more urgent questions facing educators today is: How do I manage assessment in online learning environments?
In the next webinar of EDEN’s Education in a Pandemic Series, we’ll be tackling this question and others related to the topic of online assessment. For example, how do we ensure academic integrity? How can we ensure that our students aren’t cheating? What measures can we put in place to ensure learning is happening and to assess it effectively? EDEN Fellows Alfredo Soeiro, Lisa Marie Blaschke, and Mark Brown will be available to answer your questions and to talk about their experiences and practices in assessing learning outcomes in e-learning, while providing examples of online assessment, for example, use of the e-portfolio in developing and showcasing student competences and skills.

You will meet

Alfredo Soeiro
EDEN Executive Committee member, Deputy Chair of the EDEN NAP Steering Committee, EDEN Senior Fellow,
University of Porto, Portugal

Degrees in Civil Engineering (U. Porto, 76) and (U. Florida-Ph.D.-89). Academic director and vice president of Civil Engineering (U. Porto, 03/07). Pro-Rector of U. Porto (98/03). Founder of EUCEN (European University Continuing Education Network, 92); RECLA (Network of CE in Latin American, 96) and AUPEC (Association of the Portuguese Universities for CE, 99). Vice president of EUCEN (92/98) and SEFI, Société Européenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs (02/04); president of IACEE, International Association of Continuing Engineering Education (01/04); president of AUPEC (01/05); president of SEFI (03/05). Vice- chair of EMC of FEANI (14/18) and of Steering Committee of NAP of EDEN (14/…), Vice-president of ISHCCO (19/…) and member of Executive Board of EDEN (19/…). Member of EUCEN Council (13/16), secretary general of AECEF (17/…) and member of IACEE Council (95/…). Medal of 800th Anniversary of U. Sorbonne (98), International Hall of Fame of Adult and Continuing Education title (06), EDEN Fellow award (08), IACEE Fellow (14), Global Engineering Education Award by IEOM (16) and EDEN Senior Fellow (18).

Lisa Marie Blaschke
Senior Fellow and Chair of the Board of EDEN Council of Fellows
Programme Director, Center of Lifelong Learning (C3L), Oldenburg, Germany

Dr. Lisa Marie Blaschke She is a former executive committee member of the European Distance Education and E-Learning Network (EDEN) and is a Senior EDEN Fellow and Chair of the Board of the EDEN Fellows Council. She is also a former adjunct associate professor at the University of Maryland University College, where she received the Stanley J. Drazek Award for Teaching Excellence in 2016. Lisa has a BS in Technical Communication, and two master’s degrees (MDE, MBA), and a PhD. Prior to academia, Lisa worked for SAP for over a decade in Walldorf, Germany, leading and implementing enterprise-wide knowledge management and training processes and solutions. Lisa’s research interests are in the areas of self-determined learning (heutagogy), online collaborative learning, pedagogical application of web 2.0 technology and social media, and user interface design.

Mark Brown
EDEN Treasurer
Professor and Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University

Professor Brown is Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) based at Dublin City University (DCU). Before taking up this position and Ireland’s first Chair in Digital Learning in February of 2014, he was previously Director of the National Centre for Teaching and Learning at Massey University in New Zealand. At Massey he was also Director of the Distance Education and Learning Futures Alliance (DELFA). Over the last decade he has played key leadership roles in the implementation of several major university-wide digital learning and teaching initiatives, including the enterprise wide deployment of Moodle, the original design and development of the Mahara e-portfolio system, and the university-wide implementation of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform [Open2Study].

Orna Farrell
Assistant Professor and Programme Chair of the Open Education at Dublin City University


Working within DCU’s National Institute for Digital Learning Orna’s research interests include online teaching and learning, higher education transitions, educational technology, eportfolio based learning. Orna is principal investigator and project leader of the National Forum funded project #Openteach: professional development for open online educators. Orna is a founding member of Eportfolio Ireland, a professional learning network for eportfolio practitioners and researcher.