Understanding Assessment Options for Online Courses

    Workshop Presentation for COHLIT - January 12, 2012

    Gary Gigliotti, AVP Academic Affairs, Teaching and Assessment
    Monica Devanas, Dir. Faculty Development and Assessment Programs

    This presentation discusses the role of assessment from global, national levels to the individual assessments for online assignments. Differences in teaching in traditional versus online environments, needs to engage students regardless of venue and some ideas for assessment strategies were presented.

    Presentation slides:

    Download file "Understanding Assessment Options in Online Courses.pdf"

    Handout materials:

    "If You Build It They Will Come: Building Learning Communities Through Threaded Discussions"


    "Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Grading Rubric for Online Discussions"


    Online Discussion Rubric


    Concept Map or Graphic Organizer Rubric
    Wiki Rubric
    Blog Rubric
    Twitter Rubric
    Bloom's Taxonomy Expanded and Learning in Action
    Download file "Expanded Taxonomy of Learning and ROSE.pdf"

    References and resources:

    Higher Education Opportunity Act
    Download file "heoa.pdf"
    American Council on Education summary of HEOA - www.acenet.edu/e-newsletters/p2p/ACE_HEA_analysis_818.pdf

    US Department of Education

    Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies

    Download file "finalreport.pdf"

    Bologna Process - European Higher Education Area - http://www.ehea.info/

    National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

    New Horizons for Learning - http://education.jhu.edu/newhorizons/

    NMC Horizon Report: Higher Ed Edition - http://www.nmc.org/horizon-project/horizon-reports/horizon-report-higher-ed-edition

    National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment - http://www.learningoutcomeassessment.org/

    Download file "NILOA OnlineEd.pdf"

    Seven Principle for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education - Chickering and Gamson

    American Association for Higher Education Bulletin, March 1987

    Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever - Chickering and Ehrmann

    American Association for Higher Education Bulletin, October 1996

    Magna Online Seminar -Teaching Online vs. F2F: 15 Differences That Affect Learning

    Download file "Online v F2F 100916mos.pdf"

    Instructional Strategy Framework for Online Learning Environments - Johnson and Aragon


    Online Course Activities Rubrics:

    Inver Hills Community College‚Ä®


    Kaplan University: course development materials, rubrics for discussion