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1. Lesson 5: Online Assessment 2. Lesson Objectives <ul><li>After completing this Lesson, participants will:…
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  • 1. Lesson 5: Online Assessment
  • 2. Lesson Objectives <ul><li>After completing this Lesson, participants will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Define assessment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the purpose of online assessment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Align online assessment methods with objectives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose the best online method of assessment for desired learning outcomes. </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. Focus Questions <ul><ul><li>What is the purpose of assessment in online education? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are some methods for online assessment? </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. Defining Assessment <ul><ul><li>“ Assessment is the process of evaluating student learning, instruction, and program effectiveness.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Janet Donald, Improving the Environment for Learning </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Purpose of Assessment <ul><ul><li>Emphasize what is important and thereby motivate learners to focus on it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help students apply the material learned in class. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify what works and what doesn’t work, thus promoting the re-design and improvement of it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure a master of certain knowledge and skills. </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Aligning Assessment with Objectives <ul><li>IMPORTANT: </li></ul><ul><li>Have a blueprint of how the elements of your subject should be aligned </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Objective = Content = Activities + Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From “Asseessing Open and Distance Learner” by Morgan and O-Reilly </li></ul>
  • 7. Why Use Different Assements By using an assortment of assessment methods, you will address the students’ different learning styles and have more effective measures towards the intended learning outcomes.
  • 8. Methods of Online Assessment <ul><ul><li>Traditional Exams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open–book Exams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structured Exams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graded Quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self Assessment Quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Essays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral Exams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Assessment and Learning Outcomes <ul><ul><li>Thinking critically and making judgments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solving problems and developing plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performing procedures and demonstrating techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing and developing oneself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessing and managing information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrating knowledge and understanding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing, creating, and performing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Assessment: Critical Thinking and Making Judgments <ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Essays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guided research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group collaboration </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. Assessment: Solve Problems and Develop Plans <ul><ul><li>Case studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simulations/role play </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drill-and-Practice </li></ul></ul>
  • 12. Assessment: Perform Procedures and Techniques <ul><ul><li>Hands-on activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual laboratory </li></ul></ul>
  • 13. Assessment: Manage and Develop Oneself <ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning contracts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. Assessment: Access and Manage Information <ul><ul><li>Annotated bibliography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guided analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WebQuest/Scavenger hunt </li></ul></ul>
  • 15. Assessment: Demonstrate Knowledge and Understanding <ul><ul><li>Exams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Essays </li></ul></ul>
  • 16. Assessment: Design, Create, and Perform <ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul></ul>
  • 17. Assessment: Communicate <ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Essays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role playing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Debates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networks </li></ul></ul>
  • 18. 9 Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning Article that covers 9 ideas that should drive assessment of student learning.
  • 19. Closure In this lesson, you learned many methods for online assessment. Assessment is not an end in itself, but a vehicle for educational improvement.
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