ERIC Number: ED444030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Assessing Open and Distance Learners. Open and Distance Learning Series.
Morgan, Chris; O'Reilly, Meg
This book is designed to help readers reflect upon their personal approaches to open and distance learning (ODL) assessment and to adapt their techniques to benefit learners. Part A explores issues and themes in ODL assessment. It examines key terms in assessment; the important relationship between assessment and learning; unique issues of assessment in open and distance contexts; and these recent trends in assessment and learning as they relate to open and distance learners: online or computer-based assessment, work-based assessment, self and peer assessment, and holistic and authentic assessments. Part B examines all aspects of the assessment process, including designing and communicating assessment tasks, marking and grading, creating dialogue through assessment, managing time, developing assessment policies, and evaluating assessment practices. Part C comprises innovative contemporary case studies from a range of educational institutions and countries loosely ordered around these key learning outcomes: thinking critically and making judgments; solving problems and developing plans; performing procedures and demonstrating techniques; managing and developing oneself; accessing and managing information; demonstrating knowledge and understanding; designing, creating, performing; and communicating. Appendixes contain a glossary; sample marking guide; clinical competence assessment criteria; 85 references; and index. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Case Studies, Computer Assisted Testing, Distance Education, Grading, Holistic Evaluation, Open Education, Peer Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Postsecondary Education, Scores, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Time Management
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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