Online learning is continuing to be refined and is expanding so it is important for online learning professionals to be informed of and current with the latest developments in the delivery and assessment of online learning. This group is for online learning professionals who aspire to discuss and master the competencies necessary for exemplary performance and top customer service in a dynamic, rapidly changing higher education landscape.  Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance.


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Purposes and Roles of Rubrics | Origin: EL109 | New comment by Tammy Hutcheson

The time consuming part of rubrics is the creation of them.  They can save lots of time in grading.  HOWEVER, there seems to be a need to tweak them often.  How would this work when we...

Purposes and Roles of Rubrics | Origin: EL109 | New comment by Lucus Fletcher

The use of rubrics allows the students to analyze assignments

Value Added Assessment | Origin: EL106 | New comment by George Rosenblad

Authentcative and Alternitive assements are vauable tools. Rubric help students know how they will be graded, which gives them a path to achieve the required grade.  Assmintes of the on line...

Objective and Subjective Assessment | Origin: EL106 | New comment by George Rosenblad

 Criterion-referenced assessments can be used to gauge how a student came to a specific conclusion.  This along with essay can help instors know if the student knows the process of coming...

Effective Online Assessment | Origin: EL142 | New comment by LeAnn Davis

Recognizing the Assessment Opportunities - Should use a varity of assessments to gage the students knowledge and envolvement with the specific lesson.   Realizing the Challenges - deciding...

Evaluating Rubrics | Origin: EL109 | New comment by Lisa Hershey

It is important to evaluate the quality of rubrics on an ongoing basis just like instructors need to evaluate the course content and delivery.  I believe using a colleague's input / evaluation...

Building and Testing the Rubric | Origin: EL109 | New comment by Lisa Hershey

I agree that reliability is an important factor and one to consider in rubric development.  It is good to keep these criteria in mind:  reliability, validity and fairness.

Issues When Using Rubrics | Origin: EL109 | New comment by Lisa Hershey

The concept of self-assessment and peer assessment through use of rubrics is interesting. I agree with self-assessment as students develop their assignments and perhaps do rough drafts.  I would...

Purposes and Roles of Rubrics | Origin: EL109 | New comment by Lisa Hershey

I can speak from experience as I have been developing and using rubrics for quite some time.  They are time consuming to develop but the payoffs are huge.  More efficient, consistent...

Objective and Subjective Assessment | Origin: EL106 | New comment by Frederick Carrick

utilization of essay and performance evaluations rather than MCQs