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“When learners are at a distance, the careful design of assessments is particularly important, because society somewhat unfairly imposes higher expectations on the assessment of online learners.” Oosterhof, et al. (2008) Assessing Learners Online.
Oosterhof, et al. (2008) Assessing Learners Online
Donald Staub, Title III Director Carteret Community College
@ the College & Program-Level:
(c.f. Oosterhof, et al, 2008)
“…the degree to which learner performances that are observed generalize to performances that are not observed.”
[i.e. are they learning what we think we’re teaching?]
COC Distance Education Policy Statement
2009-2012 Strategic Plan
We will create a culture where all institutional actions are focused on improving student learning and success and leading to student goal completion.
PM 16—Success and Withdrawal Rates by Instructional modalities
DL-AO #1: Faculty demonstrate the ability to teach in the online environment in a proficient (student centered) manner.
DL-AO #2: Students have more educational options to pursue degrees, diplomas, and certificates due to expanded online course offerings at CCC.
AO #1: Faculty demonstrate the ability to teach in the online environment in a proficient (student centered) manner.
Assessment: Quality Assessment Plan, Success/ Persistence Rates, Student Surveys/Evaluations.
AO #2: Students have more educational options to pursue degrees, diplomas, and certificates due to expanded online course offerings at CCC.
Assessment: The number of internet/hybrid sections offered.
Outcome: Students demonstrate proficiency in the use of computer technology including application software, system software, and internet browsers.
Assessment: Final Exam in CIS 110.
Same instructor teaching one section of each
So, are they learning what we think we’re teaching?
Same instructor teaching one section of each (common assignment from each section)
BUS 110 … Students will be able to:
A: Explain Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
B: Describe the major concepts of business, such as Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Financing
C: Describe Business Globalization
Essays (online) vs. Research Paper (seated) … same rubric
“I have to pull teeth to get them to post even when they get a score”
“Value of discussion board is suspect at best.”
“My first goal is to get the instructors to agree on common CLLOs. Then we’ll work on common assessments.”