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ERIC Number: EJ1041413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Assessment in Online Learning--It's a Matter of Time
Kerton, Charles; Cervato, Cinzia
Journal of College Science Teaching, v43 n4 p20-25 Mar 2014
Taking online courses is becoming a more common part of the college experience, but very little is known about student behaviors and strategies related to online assessment. This article reviews how students in an online Earth and Space Science course interact with various online assessments. Our two main findings are that our students do not use self-assessment tools effectively, and time spent on online exams is surprisingly short. We discuss how the use of self-assessment tools can probably be improved through careful online course design, but the short time spent on online exams is partially due to the nature of the online environment itself. We make a number of design suggestions that can encourage good test-taking strategies in the online environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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