Multimedia-based assessment is a type of assessment that uses multimedia elements, such as text, images, audio, and video, to present and evaluate student learning. Multimedia-based assessments can be used to assess a wide range of skills and knowledge, from basic literacy and numeracy skills to complex problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Here is an example of multimedia-based and interactive assessment that will be used in the DigiComPass Training Course.
Some advantages of multimedia-based assessment are engagement of learners, authenticity compared with paper assessments, and differentiation of learners.
Multimedia-based assessments can be more engaging for students than traditional paper-and-pencil assessments. This is because multimedia elements can be used to create more interactive and immersive learning experiences.
Multimedia-based assessments can be more authentic than traditional paper-and-pencil assessments. This is because they can be used to assess students’ ability to perform tasks in real-world contexts.
Multimedia-based assessments can be differentiated to meet the needs of all learners. This is because they can be presented in various formats, including text, images, audio, and video.
This type of assessment has disadvantages as well. The production creates cost, technical difficulties may occure as well as this type of content might hurt the equity in access.
Multimedia-based assessments can be more expensive to develop and deliver than traditional paper-and-pencil assessments. This is because they require specialized software and equipment.
Multimedia-based assessments can be susceptible to technical difficulties, such as computer crashes and internet outages. This can disrupt the assessment process and make it difficult for students to complete the assessment.
Multimedia-based assessments may not be accessible to all students. This is because some students may not have access to the necessary technology and equipment.