“In an online classroom, assessment is a very important part of the communication process that helps students build their skills and knowledge base and more importantly aids their personal/professional growth” (Lehmann p.63).
I use formative assessment which guides students in fixing their own mistakes and helps them grow as they progress through the course. I also use rubrics for projects and the online discussion participation. Classroom participation is a major component of assessment in online learning. Other means of assessment used are quizzes and exams, practice problems, research papers, and peer evaluations. In the clinical setting, assessment involves clinical case presentations, lab projects, clinical competencies, and clinical affective evaluations.
Examples of Assessment:
Radiation Safety Project (using theory to hands-on application)
Excerpt from Student Peer Review Discussion
Peer Review Assessment of an on-campus lecture
Use of Elluminate for interactive discussion in D2L
Radiation Safety Project Rubric
Sample Practice Problems for Physics class
Sample Module Quiz Assessment
Sample Student Clinical Affective Evaluation
Excerpt from Student Online Discussion Forum
Student Feedback about a Wiki site (Evaluation Comments)