Self assessment in combination with Hot Potatoes

Self assessment

Student self-assessment involves students in evaluating their own work and learning progress. Self-assessment is a valuable learning tool as well as part of an assessment process. Through self-assessment, students can identify their own skill gaps, where their knowledge is weak, see where to focus their attention in learning, set realistic goals, revise their work, track their own progress. If online, decide when to move to the next level of the course. This process helps students stay involved and motivated and encourages self-reflection and responsibility for their learning. You should set clear expectations for student performance. As in peer assessment, you need to coach students on assessment criteria and how to apply them in grading their work. Give them practice assessing themselves. A valuable process on its own, self-assessment may be paired with peer assessment. Applying knowledge gained through peer assessment, students’ self-assessment can be a potent next step in actively promoting their own learning and achievement.

At the beginning and at the end of a course the participants fill in a questionnaire where they rate their current knowledge and skills to selected topics related to the course. After this the results are displayed and discussed with the whole group

Hot Potatoes

Easy, free educational content creator tool set. Mainly it is possible  to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-filling exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is freeware, and you may use it for any purpose or project you like. It is not open-source. The Java version provides all the features found in the windows version, except: you can't upload to hotpotatoes.net and you can't export a SCORM object from Java Hot Potatoes.