ASSET Rationale and
MAIN AIM

Several previous TEMPUS/ERASMUS+ projects were aimed at building capacity for HEIs to advance innovative teaching and lifelong learning. However, there has never been a project in Israel (IL) or Georgia (GE) focusing on course assessment tools. ASSET recognizes the main limitation of those former projects, namely their inability to effectively evaluate the developed and/or piloted learning environments, by means of Formative Assessment (FA). As FA is perceived as an integral part of student-centered education, the ASSET project will initially develop strategies to effectively integrate it into the practiced learning environments.  

The ASSET consortium provides the knowledge and pedagogical expertise aimed at developing and piloting creative and innovative assessment tools and methods adapted to the learning environments in use, and improving the effectiveness of teaching and learning within the IL and GE HE system, thus, bridging the gap between current educational goals and outcomes of teaching, learning, and assessment processes based on the principles set out in the Bologna process.

Aligning assessment with learning outcomes

ASSET focuses on the assessment aspect of “learning-teaching-assessment” triangle to enhance education and to align assessment with learning outcomes.  

ASSET
Aims and Objectives

The broad aim of the of the ASSET project is to contribute to the improvement of higher education in GE and IL through the development of more flexible and more responsive Course Assessment Tools (CATs) that support curriculum development programmes and courses so as to meet graduates’ and other appropriate stakeholder needs.

In order to do so, this project will apply CATs to the innovative courses that have been developed and piloted through previous EU TEMPUS/ERASMUS+ projects.

 

ASSET aims at developing and using best practices of Formative Assessment tools and methods to evaluate students’ life-long learning skills in student-centred learning environments and to adjust teaching to better meet student's learning needs.

 
The project will include the following specific objectives:

1. Sharing and enhancing ASSET's EU experts’ good formative assessment practices conducive to the evaluation of different learning environments.

2. Organizing train-the-trainer workshops to align course assessment and learning outcomes at each partner institution with the developed CATs.

3. Piloting CATs (course assessment tools) in 2 to 4 selected courses in each IL and GE institution.

4. Disseminating best CAT practices observed on institutional and national levels.

currency exchange rate [Second installment May 28, 2019]

1 EUR = 3.0067 GEL 
1 EUR = 4.0356 ILS 
1 EUR = 1.115 USD  

currency exchange rate [First installment]

1 Euro = 4.2226 NIS

1 Euro = 3.1034 GEL 

On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020, the MOFET Institute held the first IFAW online international conference on academic writing 


"Blurring the boundaries: academic, professional and personal writing", in collaboration with IFAW (Israeli Forum for Academic Writing) and the EU Asset Project.

We wanted thank you, conference participants, as more than 800 academics, educators, and researchers from Israel and abroad attended our conference!

You may now enter the conference program to watch recordings of most of the plenary lectures, the presentations in the parallel sessions, and even the yoga workshop we held. 

https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/ifaw2020

TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

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ASSET last CM#5 September 8, 2020 

ASSET short introduction 

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ASSET HANDBOOKS

  • Open Digital Badges

    Open Digital Badges, extensively used in Tallinn University, as emerging trend in educational technology, present a new means of assessment in the form of granular micro-credentials. Several educators believe that Open Digital Badges have enormous potential for fostering student learning and changing how learning achievements will be recognized, made more visible and reach beyond institutions.

  • Critical Friend Approach

    One of the approaches where collaboration occurs in a systematic way is “Critical Friend”. Critical friend approach is widely used in the education systems of successful western countries. It is an effective way to foster professional collaboration among teachers, which focuses on developing collegial relationships, encouraging reflective practice, and rethinking leadership.

    Technological tools to support the Critical Friend Approach are provided.

  • Concept Map (CoMa)

    A CoMa is a visual representation of knowledge. The process enables one to organize and structure information and the relationships between them. Concept maps provide a visual representation of conceptual and relationship knowledge within a particular domain. Concept maps may aid the instructor in assessing what students understand and how they relate the material to the overall course goals. Technological platforms and assessment methods of CoMa are provided. 

  • Soft Skills Assessment

    As soft skills are typically not taught in higher education, in particular not as part of the subject matter, ASSET team designed a soft skills development tool that can be carried out as part of any teaching subject, which is a self-directed process carried out by the student and assessed by both the student and the teacher during the learning process.

  • Group Reflective Diary

    The aims of reflective diaries are to express the observation of the learning process and evidence of reflection. An essential benefit of the learning- response log is the creation of an environment where students feel more free to express their concerns and to experiment with learning. The goal is to encourage students to explore and share their thoughts in groups, and reflect on their group work rather than the commonly used individual approach practiced thus far.

  • Group (peer) Assessment

    Peer Assessment is the process in which students provide feedback to other students. By giving feedback to peers, students strengthen their understanding of the lesson’s learning goals and success criteria, which in turn, helps them to assess their own learning. A major challenge raised by ASSET experts relates to applying these assessment tools in large classes. The current work is aimed at suggesting renewed peer assessment tools that can be used in IL and GE practiced learning environments with large heterogeneous classes.

ASSET's Toolkit for workshops 

Training materials for  2-4 hour workshops will help you train teachers who are unfamiliar with ASSET assessment tools to employ the tools in their courses.

What an IMPACT!!!

Faculty and students share their outcome gains

Discover how to develop and assess your students' soft skills by using ASSET e-platform 

Discover how to develop and assess your students' soft skills by using ASSET e-platform 

ASSET developed a Group Assessment tool to use in VaKE

(Values and Knowledge Education). 

Learn more about VaKE in this video

(created by HAC for LLAF Erasmus+ funded project 2013-2016)

Erasmus+ projects (Sakhnin College)
Other Erasmus+ capacity building for HE projects 
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