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Brief Presentation on Assessing online Learning

Brief Presentation on Assessing online Learning

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  • 1. Designing with Assessment in Mind Session 4 e-Learning Project Development G. Andrew Page, PhD
  • 2. Questions
    • What does it mean to learn something?
    • What criteria are necessary for learning?
    • How do we know when someone has learned something?
    • Is memorizing information meaningful learning?
    • How do we as teachers support meaningful learning?
  • 3. AAHE Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning (cited in Smith, 2008, 131-134)
    • The assessment of student learning begins with educational values.
    • Assessment is most effective when it reflects an understanding of learning as multidimensional, integrated, and revealed in performance over time.
  • 4. Principles of Good Learning
    • 1. Active involvement 2. Connections 3. Informal learning 4. Direct experience 5. Compelling situation 6. Reflection 7. Frequent feedback 8. Enjoyable setting
  • 5. Self-Assessments
    • Tests with scores
    • Tests without scores (learning objects)
    • Students learn approaches to learning
  • 6. Creative Ways to Assess the Learner
    • For example….
  • 7. 21 st Century Skills Assessment
    • = Online Open source curricula
    • = portal to lesson plans & learning objects
  • 8. Authentic Assessments
    • Wiggins & McTighe (2008) “Put Understanding First” An article from the authors of “Understanding by Design” (HS Level)
    • BIG IDEAS = An authentic Education e-Journal
  • 9. eMINTS
    • eMINTS = eMINTS changes how teachers teach and students learn. Its instructional model provides a research-based approach to organizing instruction and can be implemented in any subject area at any level. The eMINTS instructional model enables educators to
    • create classrooms where all students are motivated to succeed socially and academically,
    • fully incorporate technology investments into teaching and learning,
    • complement existing preK-16 curriculum with critical-thinking requirements found in national, state and local curriculum standards and
    • build enthusiasm and creativity into daily teaching.
  • 10. Usability Testing
    • Assessing the end-learner of your project.
    • Resource: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  • 11. Brainstorm New Ways to Assess Learners in an e-Learning Environment
    • We will take 5 minutes to post these ideas on the whiteboard
    • Discussion
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