Internetbased assessment is
a development project funded under the Minerva programme of the European Commission.
The Minerva program embraces Information & communication technologies (ICT)
and Open & Distance Learning (ODL).
The project fuses two recent innovations:
- software developments
that make it possible for teachers to customise internetbased assessment tools
- the educational rationale
that has grown up around so-called alternative assessment.
Alternative assessment focuses on assessment for learning, rather than
the assessment of learning.
The project is coordinated from Umeå University in the north of Sweden,
with partners in Belgium, the United Kingdom and a soft-ware company.