On-line assessment for e-learning: options and opportunities

Karran, Terence and Latomaa, Timo and Pohjonen, Juha and Ruotsalainen, Merja and Pulkkinen, Jyrki (2004) On-line assessment for e-learning: options and opportunities. In: eReflections � Ten years of educational technology studies at the University of Oulu. University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, pp. 127-152. ISBN 9514276329

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On-Line Assessment for E-Learning: Options and Opportunities
Review of the advantages and disadvantages of different types of on-line assessment
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Abstract

The desire to produce educational multi-media packages of ever greater sophistication is such that other, more problematic, elements of e- or on- line learning receive less attention by academics and courseware developers alike. One such problematic area is that of assessment, which is surprising, as e-learning assessment procedures are more critical in defining the learning that takes place. However, because e-learning can create a much richer, more varied active learning experience than would normally occur via the passive didactic teaching mode currently utilised in most universities and centred on the use of the lecture, it also has the potential to provide new and innovative assessments modes and systems. The extent to which the potential of innovatory assessment is realised via e-learning depends on two factors. First, the level of computer component and interactivity utilised in elearning. Second, the attitude of academic staff towards their teaching role, and, more specifically, how they operate within an elearning environment. The speed of the development in online technologies and techniques is such that the information given here will not provide all the answers, it should, nevertheless, enable some of the correct questions to be posed

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Additional Information:The desire to produce educational multi-media packages of ever greater sophistication is such that other, more problematic, elements of e- or on- line learning receive less attention by academics and courseware developers alike. One such problematic area is that of assessment, which is surprising, as e-learning assessment procedures are more critical in defining the learning that takes place. However, because e-learning can create a much richer, more varied active learning experience than would normally occur via the passive didactic teaching mode currently utilised in most universities and centred on the use of the lecture, it also has the potential to provide new and innovative assessments modes and systems. The extent to which the potential of innovatory assessment is realised via e-learning depends on two factors. First, the level of computer component and interactivity utilised in elearning. Second, the attitude of academic staff towards their teaching role, and, more specifically, how they operate within an elearning environment. The speed of the development in online technologies and techniques is such that the information given here will not provide all the answers, it should, nevertheless, enable some of the correct questions to be posed
Keywords:Educational technology, new learning, open and flexible learning
Subjects:X Education > X340 Academic studies in Tertiary Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > Centre for Educational Research & Development (CERD)
ID Code:1610
Deposited By: Terence Karran
Deposited On:10 Jul 2008 13:35
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:29

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