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ERIC Number: EJ1136661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Measuring Assurance of Learning Goals: Effectiveness of Computer Training and Assessment Tools
Murphy, Marianne C.; Sharma, Aditya; Rosso, Mark
Information Systems Education Journal, v10 n5 p87-94 Oct 2012
Teaching office applications such as word processing, spreadsheet and presentation skills has been widely debated regarding its necessity, extent and delivery method. Training and Assessment applications such as MyITLab, SAM, etc. are popular tools for training students and are particularly useful in measuring Assurance of Learning (AOL) objectives. Meeting these assessment objectives has become a crucial issue in business schools as it now plays a major role in AACSB accreditation. It is our contention that these tools are fundamentally necessary to train and assess students to meet specific objectives that support a particular goal. In our experience, the simulation component of these tools is not enough to ensure all objectives. In this paper, we describe our experience with the use of in-the-application assignment projects to supplement the assessment and training simulation in order to improve final assessments and close the AOL loop.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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