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The UOC leads a European project to design an online assessment system

The UOC leads a European project to design an online assessment system
10/12/2015 Based on authentication and written material

The European Commission has approved the TeSLA (Adaptive Trust-based e-assessment System for Learning) project to define and develop an e-assessment system to authenticate students and identify the authorship for learning activities in partially or wholly online learning environments.

The coordinating institution for the project is the UOC which, as an online university born in 1994 with its own virtual learning environment, has proven experience of online teaching and learning. The TeSLA consortium is made up of 18 organizations that are experts in a number of spheres. The project is to be funded under the EU Horizon 2020 programme with a budget of 7 million euros and is to last three years.

The aim of TeSLA is to improve the online assessment process by introducing tools and resources in learning activities that gather data that enable students' written work to be authenticated and identified. By means of this innovative online assessment system, TeSLA opens up new opportunities for educational institutions. The universities involved in the project will undertake a series of large-scale pilot tests with over 14,000 students from all over Europe, respecting social and cultural differences, guaranteeing equal opportunities and providing an inclusive solution.

The project will offer a free standard version of the online assessment system for educational institutions and a professional commercial version for distribution on the international market.

Project objective

“With TeSLA we want to provide educational institutions and businesses with a system that supports any assessment model that covers teaching and learning processes, but also the related ethical, legal and technological aspects,” said Ana Elena Guerrero, project coordinator and member of the Technology-Enhanced Knowledge and Interaction Group (TEKING) at the UOC's eLearn Center.

The UOC team

The UOC team taking part in the development and execution of the project is headed by Ana Elena Guerrero and includes David Baeres, Xavier Bar, Josep Prieto and M. Elena Rodrguez from the Faculty of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications; and Merc Boixads and Adriana Ornellas from the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, along with Israel Conejero, project manager at the eLearn Center.

The consortium

The consortium is made up of 18 partners with a total of around sixty professionals from the following organizations:

Universities

Quality agencies

Research centres

Technology firms

More information and interviews

Ana Elena Guerrero
Member of the TEKING research group and project coordinator
aguerrerora r r o b auoc.edu
(+34) 933 263 723

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