Assessing the Online Learner: Resources and Strategies for by Rena M. Palloff, Keith Pratt

By Rena M. Palloff, Keith Pratt

Written through Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt, specialists within the box of on-line instructing and studying, this hands-on source is helping greater schooling pros comprehend the basics of powerful on-line overview. It deals assistance for designing and enforcing inventive review practices tied on to path actions to degree pupil studying. The booklet is full of illustrative case reviews, actual checks dependent in real-life software of innovations, and collaborative actions that check the standard of scholar studying instead of counting on the normal equipment of measuring the quantity of knowledge retained.

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Does not provide citation of sources. Includes and applies relevant course concepts, theories, or materials correctly with citation of sources. Applies relevant professional, personal, or other real-world experiences. 1 Rubric for Participation in Discussions: Example 1 I think I’ve done a really good job of responding to my peers and to being actively involved in discussion. I always bring in examples from my work and my life to extend discussion. I’ve also been commenting on the examples my peers have provided.

The reflective process that should be included in an online course provides the basis for learner-centered assessment. Students should be given credit for self-reflection, and it should be incorporated into the design and expectations for the online course. Each collaborative activity should contain a reflective component. At the very least, students should be asked to reflect on their participation in the activity and their contributions to the group. How Do We Know They Know? 27 In addition, asking students to reflect on the process not only helps enable them to evaluate the activity but also gives the instructor very important formative and summative information that can be incorporated into future iterations of the assignment.

The following questions can be used to guide the self-assessment: 36 Assessing the Online Learner • How well did I participate in my group? Was I a team player? • Did I make a significant contribution? • Did I share my portion of the work load? • How comfortable do I feel with the group process? • Did I feel comfortable expressing any problems or concerns openly? • Did I provide substantive feedback to other group members? • How do I feel about the collaborative work produced by my group? • How well did the collaborative process contribute to my learning goals and objectives for this course?

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