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17.6: Summary, resources and references

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    The focus of any educational institution should be to develop a system that adequately prepares students for the future. Today’s society is ever-changing, increasingly digital, and increasingly acknowledged (Timmis et al., 2016). Educators must increase dialogue and knowledge base on the potential of technology, and its effects on educational assessment. We must understand that assessments should be developed to support learning. However, it is found that most assessments are more focused on qualifications and the reporting of achievement. Timmis et al. (2016) mention that there is a need to better understand how digital technologies can be used to support and transform assessment and learning.

    We hope that this chapter has created cause for educators to ponder how assessments are administered and analyzed regularly, along with digital technology’s potential to change the purpose of an assessment. This chapter discussed the importance of assessment, types of assessment, how technology may be utilized to assess student learning, and examples of digital tools that would allow for any educator to make their forum an innovative digital forum. Gauging one’s own personal growth is a vital key to affecting others positively. As educators, we must continually seek innovative and effective assessment tools in order to reach the millennial student and assist them in reaching optimal levels of educational success.



    Nu-Man, M.R., and Porter, T.M., (2018). Igniting Your Teaching with Educational Technology A Resources for New Teachers. Editors: Matt Rhoads & Bonni Stachowiak. Retrieved from

    A complete reference list of the original ebook Igniting Your Teaching with Educational Technology A Resources for New Teachers, can be viewed at:

    Assessing Learning by Malikah R. Nu-Man and Tamika M. Porter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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