Online Assessment and Measurement: Foundations and Challenges

Online Assessment and Measurement: Foundations and Challenges

Scott L. Howell (Brigham Young University, USA) and Mary Hricko (Kent State University, USA)
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Release Date: April, 2005|Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 280
ISBN13: 9781591404972|ISBN10: 1591404975|EISBN13: 9781591404996|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-497-2


The future of online assessment and measurement is in the hands of the early adopters and hardy pioneers who are determined to overcome the challenges and help push forward and out the learning and assessment paradigm. Each of these pioneers knows that teaching, training, operational, learning, and assessment advances can only be realized when online assessment and measurement is better understood.

Online Assessment and Measurement: Foundations and Challenges features a number of case studies detailing online applications and uses of assessment and measurement methodologies, systems, and practices across three broad educational or training areas: elementary and secondary (K–12), higher education, and corporate. The pioneers' stories of migrating from old and introducing new assessments to the online environment have been challenging, exhilarating and rewarding.

Reviews and Testimonials

"One of the strengths of this book is…it draws the common elements in each case study so that the reader can see how the issues play out in different settings. "[The Online Assessment and Measurement] books have a place in the literature of education and deserve to be read. There are many good ideas raised in these books that should be highlighted and learned from."

– Kris Veldheer, Graduate Theological Union, USA, in Education Libraries Volume 29, Number 1 (Summer 2006)

The cases in this book give an insight into the breadth and depth of online assessment, its administration and technologies. This book will help all educators to benefit from the experience of those at the cutting edge and is an excellent introduction to the issues current in online assessment.

– The Electronic Library, Vol. 24, No. 05 (2006)

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Scott L. Howell is the assistant to the dean for the Division of Continuing Education at Brigham Young University (BYU).  He assisted BYU in launching its online learning and assessment initiative (1999-2003) as the Director of a new Center of Instructional Design (CID).  Dr. Howell is widely published and respected for his work in distance education and online assessment.  He received his PhD in instructional science specializing in assessment and measurement, MS in community education, and BS in business management.
Mary Hricko Ph.D., is an Associate Professor, Library & Media Services at Kent State University. She is currently the library director at the KSU Geauga Campus where she provides curricular support and technology training for faculty, staff, and students. She has participated in training programs at the Center for Distance Learning Research at Texas A&M and holds a certification in distance education administration. In addition to her research in Web accessibility, information literacy, and instructional technologies, she has published several articles and presented several papers on the role of academic support services in distance education. Prof. Hricko is the editor of the book “Design and Implementation of Web-Enabled Teaching Tools”, 2003, Information Science Publishing.