What is e-Assessment?

E-assessment, is the use of technology across the assessment lifecycle to support the electronic submission of assignments, as well as marking, feedback and return of grades.

Examples of electronic assessment include submitting work for grading on VLEs, using tablets and annotation apps to mark and provide feedback, or self-evaluation with e-portfolios.

Why e-Assessment?

adopting e-assessment has more radical implications than just changing the mode of assessment – it can challenge assumptions about the way the education system is structured and change patterns of work for staff and students.”

Flexibility in terms of time and place, but also in terms of marking and providing feedback with more variety provided

Speed and ease of processing for markers and administration, with data available for review and research

Improved learner engagement with opportunities for interactive formative assessment and tools to support self and peer assessment and feedback

E-Assessment at LSE

LTI are leading a project coordinating various e-assessment activities (including pilots) across LSE which will help define and develop a roadmap for future assessment and feedback with technology developments.

The project covers all aspects including e-submission, e-marking, e-feedback and e-return and involves working with many partners around the School; including LSE Students’ Union, Academic Registry Division (ARD), Teaching & Learning Centre (TLC), academic departments and teachers.

Practice at LSE currently includes:

Using online submission of work for grading on VLEs

Using tablets and annotation apps to mark and provide feedback

Self-evaluation with e-portfolios

Peer marking mock examinations

Multiple choice quizzes as diagnostic tools

Writing blog entries in complement to essays