the ITSligo assessment pages
megasites and metasites
universities' and colleges academic support units
miscellaneous bits and pieces not listed elsewhere
big sites that cover many aspects of assessment, often within a broader teaching and learning context
Deliberations - an excellent and comprehensive website that is designed to act as:
a resource for educational developers, librarians, academics and managers in education, with material arranged by discipline and by educational issue
a forum for readers to discuss and develop ideas, and identify resources that will aid their work.
Australian tertiary education has been a great source of innovative work on teaching and learning, including assessment. Based at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology ultiBASE is one of a number of field-specific clearing houses: it specialises in social sciences and communications, business, art, design, education, humanities and environmental design. ultiBASE promotes the general improvement of tertiary teaching and learning, with a focus on:
practice - applications and reflections
issues - timely, pertinent topics
resources - events, links, materials
research - innovations and developments
It does not have a specific section on assessment, but a recent search function on the page turned up 11 interesting and valuable resources. As a general resource on teaching and learning, ultiBASE is excellent and of proven quality.
ERIC is the biggest American educational website. This section is on assessment from kindergarten to University level.
This page is maintained by the AAHE - the American Association for Higher Education. It mainly consists to links to their annual conference materials, to publications, plus of course a (small) set of links to other assessment sites (mainly in the US).
Educational R&D associations
AISHE - All
Ireland Society for Higher Education
Launched in October 2000, AISHE is a professional society whose goal is to bring together and support those people who are concerned to advance higher education in Ireland. It aims to promote the professional recognition and enhancement of teaching and learning in higher education through seminars, conferences, publications and provision of online community forums and services.
CEPES - Centre Europèen pour l'Enseignement
(European Centre for Higher Education)
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching - possibly the key world's leading tertiary Teaching and Learning centre?
Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education - the professional body for all who teach and support learning in higher education in the UK
Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) - the association for educational developers in the UK. It has a number of useful links to its own publication lists (no full text articles though), its membership services, various learning networks and information on its annual conferences.
Higher Education Staff Development Agency (HESDA) - dedicated to supporting the professional development of all staff employed by universities and colleges. Much of site only accessible to subscribing institutions
Centre for the Study of Higher Education of the Australian Universities Teaching Committee - useful site with downloadable materials, including the useful guide Assessing Learning in Australian Universities
HERDSA - Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia brings together and informs anybody interested and involved in the improvement of teaching, learning and policy in higher education. A major attraction of this site is full text papers from the excellent HERDSA annual conferences.
The Evaluations and Investigations Program of the Federal government's Dept. of Education, Science and Training is a source of many excellent research reports on higher education, including on assessment related issues
many universities and colleges have dedicated teaching and learning support units.
Amongst other things, these units support and disseminate information on innovative approaches to assessment
Australian academic staff development units
Most Australian universities now have units that provide teaching and learning support to staff and students, as well as carrying out research and producing training materials. This site lists their web pages (also New Zealand)
The Altmodes site - ALTernative MODES of Teaching & learning site at the University of Western Australia
the new (Dec '03) Assessment in Higher Education site at Central Queensland University
The Assessment Office of Virginia Tech has a mine of interesting information
Center for Teaching Effectiveness - University of Texas - Austin
Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment page at North Carolina State University.
Online reports and documents
reports on some assessment projects carried out at Oxford Brooks University in 1997/98
sections on assessment from the UK National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education
Assessment and improvement of student learning -  online paper by Peggy Nightingale, a major Australian researcher into third-level assessment. The paper contrasts two reports into assessment in order to explore objectivist and constructivist theories of teaching and learning
Bits and pieces
James Atherton's quirky Learning and Teaching website
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