Unit 4 Notes: Looking Back, Looking Forward....
An extensive exploration of evaluation and assessment is outside the scope of ISWO, but we will explore one aspect of online assessment in this unit: assessing online participation.
Often, online instructors are bound by certain guidelines around assessment in order to achieve some consistency in grading across courses in a program (e.g., many program areas at RRU have minimum/maximums for participation, team, and exam grades).
Evaluating online participation is a special concern for online facilitators (it could be argued that a paper is a paper, but students participate differently online than they do face-to-face). This week's readings and activities include some resources to help you explore the challenges and consider solutions to assessing online participation.
|Before teaching, review the student assessment strategies and visualize how you will use them to support student growth and learning. Use the following questions to guide you: