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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Value Added Assessment | Origin: EL106 | New comment by Angela Zaugg

I really like the idea of value added assessment, as it compares the growth and learning of each indvidual, vs comparing students to each other.  Although in our profession, specific standards...

Objective and Subjective Assessment | Origin: EL106 | New comment by Angela Zaugg

This module provided a review of objective vs subjective assessment and their inherent uses and functions.  It emphasized the importance of determining test validity and reliability for accuracy...

Diagnostic, Formative and Summative Assessment | Origin: EL106 | New comment by Angela Zaugg

This module painted a more clear picture to me of the difference between assessment (formative & process-oriented) vs evaluation (summative & product-oriented).  In a previous...

Technology Tools for Assessing Student Learning | Origin: EL106 | New comment by Angela Zaugg

Instructors must choose the appropriate type of assessment that will provide the most feedback to detect whether the students are meeting the class objectives.  This module gave me some new...

Effective Online Assessment | Origin: EL142 | New comment by Andre Beaudette

It is important to let students choose wich technology they wish to use so they will feel more comfertable when reserching info

Issues When Using Rubrics | Origin: EL109 | New comment by Sasha Rarang

I learned the difference between holistic and analytic rubrics and their connection to learning outcomes.

Objective and Subjective Assessment | Origin: EL106 | New comment by Ryan Rodino

It's good practice to establishing within your course what method of assessment best suits the needs of your students and the class as well. Personally, I prefer to use objective assessments as it is...

Diagnostic, Formative and Summative Assessment | Origin: EL106 | New comment by Ryan Rodino

It is good practice to understand the differences and nuances of assessments and evaluations. One idea that I liked was the pre-course diagnostic evaluation to see where the students are prior to the...

Technology Tools for Assessing Student Learning | Origin: EL106 | New comment by Ryan Rodino

When it comes to online assessments of students you want to take stock of the options you have and then choose the evaluative tool that will be the most accurate for your students as well as be able...

Diagnostic, Formative and Summative Assessment | Origin: EL106 | New comment by Shanna Miller

It is critical to be able to distinguish between formative and summative assessments for proper placement in the course curriculum.