Technology-Enabled Alternative Assessment: What It Looks Like and How to Bring It to Your Institution

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Learn more about the upcoming webcast:

As a follow up to the March 23 WCET webcast, Alternative Assessments in Digital Learning in Higher Education: Global Perspectives, WCET and University of Toronto’s Advanced Learning Technologies Lab bring back Professor Steve Joordens who will demonstrate how peerScholar manages alternative assessment across a range of pedagogical contexts including group work.

Attendees will leave the session with:

  • a very clear sense of what alternative assessment looks like,
  • how it plays out for the student, 
  • how it lives up to its pedagogical promise, 
  • and how easily it can be integrated into your institution to optimize the future success of your students. 

WCET members will receive access to a Closer Look guide on Alternative Assessments in April and have the opportunity to connect with Professor Joordens in wcetMIX in our new Ask the Expert community. 

Register today for “Technology-Enabled Alternative Assessment: What It Looks Like and How to Bring It to Your Institution” on April 14 at 11:00 AM PDT / 12:00 PM MDT / 1:00 CDT / 2:00 PM EDT. WCET webcasts take place via Zoom. " "

Follow the Twitter feed at #WCETwebcast. The webcast conversation is free and open to all.

Live captioning is provided by our sponsor, VITAC.  

The webcast will be recorded and available on the webpage shortly after the live session.


" "Steve Joordens, Professor of Psychology, and Director, Advanced Learning Technologies Lab, University of Toronto Scarborough

Steve Joordens is a professor of psychology and director of the Advanced Learning Technologies Lab at the University of Toronto. He is a consumer and creator of educational technology and is widely known for his teaching at both UofT and the courses he offers on (currently over 500,000 students have registered for his courses). He has received awards for his teaching and educational innovations at the institutional, provincial, and national levels. For example, he was named a 3M National Teaching Fellow in 2015, and peerScholar itself won the National Technology Innovation Award in 2008.

" "Dwayne Paré, CEO, Cogneeto, Inc. and Associate Director of Pedagogical Development, Advanced Learning Technologies Lab, University of Toronto Scarborough.

Dwayne Paré is a cognitive psychologist and the associate director of the Advanced Learning Technologies Lab at the University of Toronto. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Cogneeto Inc, an edtech company whose primary mission is to build evidence-based technologies that will best prepare students for success, leadership, and to be innovative thinkers. His doctoral research focused on the efficacy of formative feedback using peer and self-assessment - which lead to the creation of peerScholar. Although he has spent much of the past year working from home (like many of us), he has found his silver lining of getting to spend family time with his wife and two young children.


Megan RaymondMegan Raymond, Senior Director, Membership and Programs, WCET

Megan Raymond has been with WICHE since 2007. She directs the programs, events, and sponsorships for WCET, the national leader in the practice, policy, and advocacy of technology-enhanced learning in higher education. Prior to WICHE, Raymond was entrenched in student affairs at a small liberal arts college. In her spare time she enjoys racing mountain bikes and chasing her son on his bike or feet. Her overly hyper and eternal puppy, Rango, also keeps her on her toes.