Assessing Online Learning: Strategies, Challenges and Opportunities


When it comes to online education, one question still persists: “How do I know what my online students have learned?” While there are no simple answers, with a little creativity you will soon discover that the online learning environment opens up a host of new student assessment possibilities. And, just as with traditional courses, the trick is finding the right combination that works best for your particular course.

A reader favorite, Assessing Online Learning: Strategies, Challenges and Opportunities features 12 articles that will cause you to examine your current methods of online assessment, and perhaps add something new to your assessment toolbox. The report even covers some of the common assessment mistakes you will want to avoid.

Take a look at a few of the articles contained in the report:

  • Ongoing Student Evaluation Essential to Course Improvement
  • Four Typical Online Learning Assessment Mistakes
  • Strategies for Creating Better Multiple-Choice Tests
  • Using Self-Check Exercises to Assess Online Learning
  • Measuring the Effectiveness of an Online Learning Community

Click here to read the full report.

About NCCC Online Learning

I have been helping faculty develop quality courses for delivery online for over 25 years. My online teaching experience includes both online at the undergraduate and graduate level and have created and delivered numerous workshops focusing on the pedagogy of teaching online and strategies to support student success. I hold an M.S. ED in Educational Computing and have proudly worked at SUNY-Niagara County Community College for the last 25 years.
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