should ideally have had some experience teaching at least a live class
on campus. The audience should also have a general understanding of what
assessment is, why it is used, and the variety of tools which might be
used to assess students.
is suitable for all levels, though it would likely be more useful to beginner
and intermediate online instructors.
should be able to identify best practices in assessment.
should be able to identify a variety of tools and methodologies suitable
to a number of assessment purposes.
should be able to determine which assessment tools would best measure
student learning with respect to a variety of given learning objectives.
should be able to determine which assessment tools would best apply
to his/her online course.
of Topic Information
- What information
must be included to adequately understand this topic?
- Who are
the "experts" and what can they add? Include contact information for
of time needed to adequately address topic.
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of Assessment Tools
methods for online courses
~ Web based
Reflections on Learning: Generic Questions for On-line Discussion,
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a quiz or test is administered, ask an independent observer (a non-
faculty member) to review the test for clarity, spelling, etc.
administering a quiz or test, ask the students who took the test about
the quiz; its content and its structure.
- Ask a
fellow faculty member to review the quizzes and the test.
- Do the
Test and Quizzes evaluate the student's true progress?
- Do they
help students learn?
- Has the
assessment indicated that the components of the course have been clearly
understood by all students?
on the results of the assessments, can remedial lessons be implemented
for clarification of misunderstood material?
the students motivated by success or failure of the exam?
- What assessment
techniques do you use in your online class?
- In what
way is each one of these techniques effective?
- What are
some of the issues/concerns of online assessment techniques?
- What kind
of feedback do you get from your online students about your assessment
the same assessment techniques be used in both face-to-face classroom
and online classes? Why or why not?
prepared by Dave Hinton - Howard CC, Team 11