Blended Assessment Methods in Online Educational Programs in Turkey: Issues and Strategies

Erman Yukselturk (Middle East Technical University, Turkey) and Orhan Curaoglu (Middle East Technical University, Turkey)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 343
EISBN13: 9781609602925|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-749-7.ch018
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This study analyzed eleven online educational programs of different universities in Turkey regarding their assessment methods with several aspects. The results showed that online quizzes and tests, assignments, individual and group projects, participation to the discussions, proctored face-to-face midterm and final exams are major blended assessment methods used in the online programs. All methods have benefits and challenges while preparing and administering in the courses. Therefore, online and traditional assessments methods are used complementarily to overcome their respective disadvantages. The main parts of student success scores are assessed based on human proctored face-to-face final exams at the end of the courses to get accreditation in the programs.
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