ERIC Number: EJ798290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 11
Training Students in Assessment: Three Steps to a More Effective Web Site
Arney, Janna B.
Business Communication Quarterly, v69 n1 p60-68 2006
Training students in assessment can not only help lighten grading load but also--and more importantly--equip students with a lifelong skill. The goal of educators in grading is to reinforce teaching concepts by identifying students' strengths and weaknesses. If educators require students to create Web site as a class project, this can become a rich assignment when students are trained in assessment. Educators can simply instruct students in proper Webdesign, or equip them with evaluation tools to help them assess the effectiveness of Web sites, their own and those of others. This article provides a concise guide of "standard practice" in the areas of readability, usability, and Web design by offering a three-step assessment plan for students to use in the classroom. To use this process in the classroom, students should be asked to complete the three steps before submitting their work for a grade: (1) calculate readability; (2) test usability; and (3) evaluate Web design guidelines.
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Class Activities, Readability, Internet, Web Sites, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods, Test Construction, Standards, Test Validity
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