Improve your online efficiency and teaching effectiveness with hands-on practice using online assessment tools. Sharpen your discussion facilitation and improve student engagement. Understand how to quickly detect, document, and minimize plagiarism in the online classroom. Includes writing strong learning objectives that address higher order thinking, concise rubrics for evaluating achievement of those objectives, and methods for assessing individual and group activities. Experience voice and video technology options that save time grading while increasing the amount of quality feedback. Learn to use blogs and wikis as evidence of learning.
Performance-based assessment, summative and formative feedback methods to assess student learning in the online classroom.
NOTE: You may enroll in this individual course to meet your goals for professional development, license renewal, or to complete graduate credits and transfer to another university.
All readings will be provided online. There is no required textbook.
Demonstrate development and use of academic standards across the curriculum and application of standards and objectives in online classroom assessment and evaluation.
Analyze the assessment process including types of evaluations, the relationship of assessment to learning, institutional and curriculum objectives, online testing, high stakes testing, corporate assessment framework (CAF) and standardized testing.
Apply mapping to align assessment to learning outcomes, develop rubric criteria and select appropriate online assessment.
Apply current research and technology tools to create authentic assessment, discourse analysis, self and peer evaluation, rubrics, online surveys, tests and quizzes for self-paced tutorials.
Value fairness and adapt e-learning assessments appropriately for diverse populations of students, including students with exceptionalities.
Evaluate and utilize appropriate technology tools including electronic gradebooks, calendars, spreadsheets and e-portfolios.
Demonstrate research-based practices for choosing assessment models and apply plagiarism detection tools and support ethics, community building and team trust that help prevent cheating.
Alignment with Teaching Standards
Course objectives are aligned with the following teaching standards:
Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure (WI DPI) 3, 8
International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) 2d, 5a, 5c
Module 1: Why is Assessment Important?
Module 2: Emerging Practices of Online Assessment
Module 3: Perfect E-Storm
Module 4: Variety of Assessment Tools
Module 5: Taxonomy of Assessment
Module 6: Cybercoaching - an Emerging Model
Module 7: Summative Assessment
Module 8: Discourse Analysis
No travel to campus is required. Because this class is online and open to you 24/7, you may participate from your home or work computer during hours that are flexible and convenient for your work and family schedule and responsibilities.
The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component. All discussion postings, projects and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and dropbox. Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week; there are no required "live" chat sessions.