Assessing the Online Learner: Resources and Strategies for by Rena M. Palloff, Keith Pratt

By Rena M. Palloff, Keith Pratt

Written by way of Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt, specialists within the box of on-line educating and studying, this hands-on source is helping greater schooling pros comprehend the basics of powerful on-line review. It deals suggestions for designing and enforcing inventive review practices tied on to path actions to degree scholar studying. The e-book is full of illustrative case reports, genuine checks dependent in real-life program of suggestions, and collaborative actions that determine the standard of pupil studying instead of hoping on the conventional equipment of measuring the volume of knowledge retained.

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Students were given a collaborative assignment at the beginning of the course to develop a handbook that was due toward the end of the course. Although the general parameters of the assignment were given, it was up to the students to choose what the final product would include. They were also advised to break up into two small groups; the groupings could be based on common interests or a desire to work toward a particular type of handbook. This assignment and the parameters accompanying it had been given to other classes in the same manner, and the students were able to selforganize with little difficulty.

Possible assignments or assessments: experiments, critiques, essays comparing and contrasting concepts, research assignments that require supporting materials beyond assigned texts, debates, blogs Synthesis: • Ability to creatively apply knowledge to new areas, to integrate new knowledge, to write a well-argued paper or speech, to propose a research design to test a hypothesis • Verbs: compile, categorize, generate, negotiate, reconstruct, reorganize, revise, validate, organize, plan, propose, set up, write, substitute, initiate, express, compare, modify, design, create, build, devise, integrate, compose, assemble, manage • Answers the questions: What would you infer or predict from .

How would you create or design . . What might happen if you . . What solutions would you suggest? • Possible assignments or assessments: small group projects, jigsaw activities, proposals, wikis Evaluation: • Ability to judge the value of evidence or material for a given purpose • Verbs: appraise, criticize, assess, argue, justify, defend, interpret, support, estimate, evaluate, critique, review, write, judge, measure, choose, value, compute, revise, score, select • Answers the questions: Do you agree that .

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