Peter Rawsthorne’s blog has a great overview of suggested developments in assessment for open learning environments (my underlines):
- In the immediate term we should build peer-assessment to utilize and promote the use of badges. This will get us going quickly and then build upon this with greater automation and other assessment approaches.
- In the near term we should build rubrics to allow people to perform self-assessments and then submit portfolio for a peer-review. Peer reviewers should also be given badges for executing N peer reviews. This does not require a lot of automation, can be implemented quite quickly.
- In the close term we should build formative and summative assessment instruments that can be baked into websites, apps and tools. People should be able to edit / improve on instruments in a community kind of way.
- Beginning immediately and through the next year we should start building apps and experimenting with mass collaboration for assessment.
- In the medium term we should build a repository of guidelines, templates, assessment instruments and approaches.
- In the long term we should build a fun community around assessment and broadening peoples skills and knowledge regarding assessment and accreditation.
- As an ongoing initiative we should encourage research and centers of excellence around open assessment and its relationship with open accreditation.