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ERIC Number: ED574420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 68
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISBN: 978-1-894975-87-2
Guidelines for Online Assessment for Educators
Westhuizen, Duan vd
Commonwealth of Learning
This work starts with a brief overview of education in developing countries, to contextualise the use of the guidelines. Although this document is intended to be a practical tool, it is necessary to include some theoretical analysis of the concept of online assessment. This is given in Sections 3 and 4, together with the identification and description of relevant online assessment techniques. Section 5 presents ten principles for online assessment; these were the core focus of this work. Finally, some tools that may be useful for teachers and educators are identified and briefly described. Section 6 references learning management systems and online assessment, whilst Section 7 covers other online assessment resources. The following are appended: (1) Definitions and Types of Assessment; (2) Assessment Design within Curriculum Design; (3) Traditional Authentic Learning and Assessment Explained; (4) Bloom's Taxonomy; and (5) General Principles for Traditional Assessment.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth of Learning (COL) (British Columbia)