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|Cases on Assessment and Evaluation in Education
With the demand to maintain a competitive advantage, the assessment and evaluation of education is vital in measuring the knowledge and skills of the students, community, and educational system as a whole by providing educators with the facts needed to enhance and improve the learning process.Cases on...
Alignment of Course Objectives and Assessment Items: A Case Study
Kenneth Lightfoot, David Schwager.
This case study examines how achieving close alignment between course objectives and course assessments should be an essential goal in the course design/revision process regardless of what mode of delivery is involved. By examining the revision of two courses (Western Civilization I & II) offered at...
A Case Study: Closing the Assessment Loop with Program and Institutional Data
We know that a nationwide shortage of highly qualified teachers exists, and not enough people are becoming teachers. We also know there are increasing demands for institutions to demonstrate a system of accountability through program assessment. As stated by the State Higher Education Executive...
Collaboration in Student Assessment Research: Beyond Data Collection and Reporting
Robin Capt, Heidi Taylor, Gary Kelley, Mo Cuevas.
Institutional Research (IR) professionals have diverse roles and responsibilities in universities across the country. The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) at Small State University has evolved from an Office of Planning and Analysis whose primary responsibility was for collecting and reporting...
Development and Evaluation of a Generic Re-Purposable e-Learning Object on Data Analysis
Jillian R. Griffiths, Jenny Craven.
This case describes the development of a re-purposable learning object for higher education. There is evidence of an increasingly diverse student population in UK higher education, where the sector is currently faced with re-positioning itself in order to meet the challenges of higher education in the...
Authentic Assessment Contribution to Competence Based Education: Questions and Challenges
Alda Pereira, Luís Tinoca, Isolina Oliveira.
The new adopted pedagogical model (Pereira et al., 2007) at a European distance teaching university called for the use of new assessment strategies aligned with the most recent paradigm for assessment design in online learning. This new scenario supported the introduction of new authentic assessment...
Heterogeneity Analysis in the University Context: A Proposal Based on Service Quality Perceptions
Maria Fuentes Blasco, Irene Gil Saura, Beatriz Moliner Velásquez.
The transformations being experienced by Spanish universities faced with the challenge of adapting to a changing environment and increasingly discerning and segmented demand highlights the importance of knowing the needs and wishes of students as main customers. The present study attempts an in-depth...
A Framework to Analyze Teaching-Learning Objects (T-LO): A Case Study of a Didactic Module
Ingrid Kleist Clark Nunes, Elena Maria Mallmann.
The pedagogical mediation in Distance Education (DE) is sustained by hypermediatic didactic materials, which are marked by principles of autonomy, interaction, interactivity, motivation and cooperation. The main thought in this article is to know if the developed Teaching-Learning Objects (T-LO) are...
Meta-Analysis as a Tool for Assessing University-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
Hansel Burley, Bolanle A. Olaniran.
The researchers included 10 embedded assessments in the study for a mean gain effect size of .35. From the results of a pilot study, the authors learned that while the technique works, questions about the reliability and validity of the classroom assessments emerged. The authors speculate that...
Objective-Oriented Assessment in Desire2Learn for Quality Matters
Haomin Wang, Mingming Shao.
This chapter is a report on using a course management system Desire2Learn® to facilitate the implementation of the quality assurance standards recommended by Quality Matters. After a brief introduction to the Quality Matters standards, the chapter describes how the Desire2Learn learning environment can...
The Birth of a Survey: Developing an Assessment of Preservice Teachers’ Diversity Awareness
Mary Cain Fehr, Mary Frances Agnello, Steven M. Crooks, Fethi Inan, Raymond Flores.
Assessing the effectiveness of academic programs is a critical element of institutional research. Changing demographics in the United States compel us to measure the effectiveness of academic programs to address issues of diversity. At a large public university in the Southwestern U.S., a team of...
Distance Education and ICT-Supported Learning in Lesotho: Issues and Evidence
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are regarded as a major contributor to the transforming of distance learning. The researcher assumed that education practitioners in developing countries like Lesotho, have limited, or no access at all to ICT for supporting instruction, since they still...