Archive for the ‘Assessment’ Category

5 key steps in developing a system for digital credentials

As job applicants seek to demonstrate their skills, institutions can arm their students with digital credentials eCampus News

Common Practices for Evaluating Post-Secondary Online Instructors

This literature review explores current post-secondary practices for evaluating online instructors. As enrollment of students in online courses has steadily increased over the last few decades, instructor evaluation has lagged behind. Through a thematic analysis of existing literature, this review seeks to answer these questions: (1) How are online instructors evaluated?  (2) When and why […]

Operation Phakisa Education: Why a secret? Mass surveillance, inequality, and race in South Africa’s emerging national e-education system

This paper investigates several human rights concerns with respect to the South African government’s secretive plan to transform basic education, Operation Phakisa Education. The first concern is the influence of digital surveillance on education and society by government and corporate institutions. This is evaluated in light of electronic foreign and domestic government and corporate surveillance, […]

Research Project Figures Out How to Crowdsource Predictive Models

An MIT research project has come up with a way to crowdsource development of features for use in machine learning. Groups of data scientists contribute their ideas for this “feature engineering” into a collaboration tool named “FeatureHub.” The idea, according to lead researcher Micah Smith, is to enable contributors to spend a few hours reviewing […]

Narratives of Learning: The Personal Portfolio in the Portfolio Approach to Teaching and Learning

This paper will explore how a portfolio approach to teaching and learning can help the educator incorporate unique forms of reflective practice into his or her daily work. By being able to express ideas more clearly to himself, the educator can better promote the relational construction of knowledge in his educational communities. This paper, as […]

An Evaluation Framework and Instrument for Evaluating e-Assessment Tools

e-Assessment, in the form of tools and systems that deliver and administer multiple choice questions (MCQs), is used increasingly, raising the need for evaluation and validation of such systems. This research uses literature and a series of six empirical action research studies to develop an evaluation framework of categories and criteria called SEAT (Selecting and […]

Open Badges: A systematic Review of Peer-Reviewed Published Literature (2011-2015)

Open badges are a digital representation of skills or accomplishments recorded in a visual symbol that is embedded with verifiable data and evidence. They are created following a defined open standard, so that they can be shared online. Open badges have gained popularity around the world in recent years and have become a standard feature […]

Distance Learning Programs Make Case for Quality Assessment

The Dallas County Community College District had grown its online learning programs organically for two decades when Terry Di Paolo, executive dean of online instructional services, decided it was time to take a “holistic view” of the programs to assess quality and create an improvement plan that aligned with its accreditation work. Campus Technology 

The Effect of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Application on E-learning Acceptance: A Structural Equation Model

Standardising learning content and teaching approaches is not considered to be the best practice in contemporary education. This approach does not differentiate learners based on their individual abilities and preferences. The present research integrates a pedagogical theory Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with an information system (IS) theory Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). It aims to […]

States connect students with degrees they don’t know they’ve earned

A senior at Purdue University, Sage Archer was surprised to get an email out of the blue from the community college where she’d taken summer courses years before. The Hechinger Report