Cases on Assessment and Evaluation in Education

Cases on Assessment and Evaluation in Education

Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Release Date: August, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 669
ISBN13: 9781466626218|ISBN10: 1466626216|EISBN13: 9781466626225|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2621-8

Description

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 Assessment and Evaluation in Education presents a collection of case studies describing the methods used to assess an education course, what factors to assess, as well as which factors determine the success of these factors. This casebook aims to bring together different research perspectives on the questions surrounding the issues of educational assessment and evaluation.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Developmental Research
  • Educational Leadership
  • ICT-Supported Learning
  • Institutional Data
  • Online Educational Programs
  • Performance Assessment System
  • Student Retention
  • Teaching Learning Objectives

Reviews and Testimonials

Khosrow-Pour, an author and editor who taught information system courses at Penn State U., compiles 24 case studies describing methods used to assess an education course, how to implement assessments, what factors to assess, and which factors determine the success of the result, as well as how to measure and convey results. Topics discussed include the alignment of course objectives and assessments, the use of program and institutional data, data for issues of retention and graduation rates, and collaboration in student assessment research. Also examined are pre-service teachers' diversity awareness, the relationship between freshman composition courses and student performance in intensive writing courses, and online learning environments. The contributors are scholars of education, instructional technology, and related disciplines from around the world

– Book News Inc. Portland, OR

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., received his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Nova Southeastern University (Florida, USA). Dr. Khosrow-Pour taught undergraduate and graduate information system courses at the Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg for almost 20 years. He is currently Executive Editor at IGI Global (www.igi-global.com). He also serves as Executive Director of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) (www.irma-international.org) and Executive Director of the World Forgotten Children’s Foundation (www.world-forgotten-children.org). He is the author/editor of more than 100 books in information technology management. He is also currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Green Computing, International Journal of Library and Information Services, International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and International Journal of Natural Computing Research, and is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Information Resources Management Journal, Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, Journal of Cases on Information Technology, and the Journal of Information Technology Research, and has authored more than 50 articles published in various conference proceedings and scholarly journals.