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ERIC Number: EJ880135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1629
Formative Assessment in an Online Learning Environment to Support Flexible On-the-Job Learning in Complex Professional Domains
van Gog, Tamara; Sluijsmans, Dominique M. A.; Joosten-ten Brinke, Desiree; Prins, Frans J.
Educational Technology Research and Development, v58 n3 p311-324 Jun 2010
This article describes a blueprint for an online learning environment that is based on prominent instructional design and assessment theories for supporting learning in complex domains. The core of this environment consists of formative assessment tasks (i.e., assessment "for" learning) that center on professional situations. For each professional situation, three levels of situational complexity are defined, and within each of these three levels, tasks are offered that differ in the degree of support offered to the learner. This environment can support (beginning) professionals in complex domains in gaining insight into the available repertoire of behavior in professional situations, as well as into the quality and effectiveness of that behavior (assessment criteria), while simultaneously helping them to develop insight into the standards that their own behavior should (eventually) match.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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