Inclusive e-assessment

A talk delivered at EAMS 2020 by Christian Lawson-Perfect.



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Inclusive e-assessment Or, who are you not designing for? Three boxes headed 'Subjectivity', 'Accessibility' and 'Integrity' Subjectivity - who is the subject of your assessment? Consider: gender (names, pronouns); ethnicity; culture (references, common knowledge); class (amounts of money, activities); geography; family Accessibility - what are you assessing? Vision: screenreaders; colours and contrast. Text: simple language; clear instructions; captions and audio description. Motor skills: reduce clicks; offer multiple input methods. Be very careful with new interaction types. Integrity - one cheater is less of a problem than 100 students giving up. Strict rules cause problems - let students change their minds. Instructions should help, not constrain - accept every reasonable answer. Limits add pressue - time limit, submission counts.

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