Assessment Approaches for Online Learning Environments: Lesson learned from blended and online courses Praweenya Suwannatthachote Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Anirut Satiman Silpakorn University, Thailand
Three key components of assessments are 1.Measurement of the learning objectives 2.Self-assessments for students to measure their own achievement 3.Interaction and feedback between and among the instructor and students
Steinbronn, P. E. & Merideth, E. M. (2008). Perceived Utility of Methods and Instructional Strategies Used in Online and Face-to-face Teaching Environments. Innovative in Higher Education. 32: 265-278. Instructional strategies and methods in the online teaching environment: Very useful and/or useful
Objectives To analyze and compare assessment techniques used in fully online courses and large-class blended learning courses and To propose the assessment approaches for online learning environments.
The cases Three selected online courses from e-Professional certificate program under the Thailand Cyber University project (TCU) during September 2010 - March 2011. Two large-class blended learning courses in higher education institutes during June- September 2011 (about 100 students per class).
Online Learning Environments Online office hour of teacher Virtual classroom Virtual community Interaction and feedback Teacher to students Students to Teacher Students to Students
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Selected courses from e-Learning Professional certificate program e-Learning Teacher e-Learning Courseware Designer e-Learning Project Manager Monitoring e-Classroom Designing Effective Website for e-Learning e-Learning Project Management
Similarity of assessment approach Learning assessment What can assessment for learning look like in OLEs? Question and answer Group discussion Students self-reflection log Collaborative work with Wiki Learning evaluation Summative evaluation Survey Open-ended questions
Strategies to build up virtual community: lessons from 3 courses Share students own profile Share ideas and works Discuss and find the similarity of students background Give comments to others Peer Assessment >>> Peer Assessment
The fully online courses that based on social constructivism learning approach developed the virtual learning community and gained more learner-learner and instructor-learner interaction.
The large class Purposive samples: 2726207 ED TECH INFO : at Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University : 2 sections (200 students) 468102 Computer for Education : at Faculty of Education, Silpakorn University
Teaching large-class with blended learning Class discussion board Group discussion board Online quiz Students blog
Peer assessment became one of significant assessment technique to improve learners understanding for both blended and online courses.
Suggestions Self-assessment should be a major component of online courses. Online instructor should design the learning activity that provide students to assess themselves. Assessment approaches for online courses
Suggestions The large-class should add more online tests or quizzes as an effective self-test for students. The large-class blended learning course should focus more on portfolio assessment. Assessment approaches for the large class OLEs