Blended Learning and Assessment

eAssessment means:

  • online quizzes
  • assessing student contributions to collaborative learning eg blogs and wikis
  • using computers in exams eg to wordprocess essays

eAssessment is assessment which is:

  • diagnostic
  • formative
  • summative

eAssessments can be:

  • created by academics or students
  • based on existing open educational resources


  • objective, reliable, consistent
  • provide immediate feedback to help learning
  • results analysed to show strenghts and weaknesses
  • any time, any where
  • save time in marking


  • time to create or find
  • hard to assess creativity or communication