ISBN 9781846841101,The e-Assessment Handbook

The e-Assessment Handbook



Continuum International Publishing Group

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9781846841101

ISBN-10 1846841100

Paper Back

Number of Pages 274 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

The assessment of learning in an online environment is increasingly being used by teachers and institutions throughout the world. Learners are demanding a more flexible approach to assessment activities, and this demand will increase as online practice becomes a core part of further and higher educational courses, distance learning and corporate training programs. As learners engage more with content in an online environment, they will require assessment tasks based on the same tools that are used for the learning experience. This book provides guidance for teachers, lecturers and trainees on online assessment , including:

Types of assessment questions and tasks
Choosing the right assessment software
Examples of e-assessment over a wide variety of disciplines
Making e-assessment interactive

About the Author
Geoffrey Crisp is Director at the Centre for Learning and Professional Development and Director of Online Education at the University of Adelaide.

Table of Contents
How does assessment affect learning?
How will I make an e-assessment?
Guidelines for e-assessment practices
Types of e-assessment items
Consequences of using an e-assessment
Choosing the right e-assessment software
What does an e-assessment look like?
e-Assessment examples by discipline
What are the practical issues when doing an e-assessment?
Item and test bank use
Grading and marking items from a test bank
Validity and reliability
Standards, specifications and guidelines
Security issues
Accessibility issues
How do I make e-assessments interactive?
Assessing discussion groups and collaborative tasks
Interactive assessment and Java applets
Online role-playing and games
What about the future
Future trends in e-assessment