ERIC Number: ED426725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment Tools for Distance Learning: A Review of the Literature.
This literature review, created for the Washington State Community Colleges, provides a resource for faculty to use in selecting and constructing evaluation methods and assessment instruments for distance education. It was also devised to provide a starting place and tool kit for faculty to use in developing courseware and instruction in other than traditional classroom methods. The review addressed the following questions: (1) What studies compare distance learning classes to campus-based classes, and what tools do they use to do so; (2) What are the most current methods for assessing outcomes for each method of distance education; and (3) What studies suggest specific support systems that maximize successful teaching-learning interactions in distance education, and what are those suggested support systems? The review focused on community colleges and higher education only, eliminating most "training" studies, concentrating on controlled studies with measurable outcomes, avoiding anecdotal and "how to" studies, and including only recent (within the past 10 years) research. (Contains 49 citations.) (SL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Seattle Community Coll., WA.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.