By Rena M. Palloff

Written by way of Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt, specialists within the box of on-line educating and studying, this hands-on source is helping better schooling pros comprehend the basics of potent on-line evaluation. It deals assistance for designing and enforcing inventive overview practices tied on to direction actions to degree scholar studying. The ebook is full of illustrative case reports, genuine exams dependent in real-life software of innovations, and collaborative actions that determine the standard of scholar studying instead of counting on the normal tools of measuring the volume of knowledge retained.

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I think this helps. —Brian When assessment aligns with competencies, outcomes, learning objectives, and course activities, the task of assessment becomes less cumbersome and student satisfaction with the learning process increases (Morgan & O’Reilly, 1999). Additionally, students’ understanding of the purpose of the course in their overall program of learning grows significantly. 4 Map of Competencies to Outcomes, Objectives, and Assessments Program Competencies Course Outcomes Unit Learning Objectives Development of sustainable organizations that provide nourishment for the lives of their members, customers, and the communities and environments they influence.

Source: New Mexico Teacher Competencies, 9/10/2003. Retrieved on June 10, 2007 from [http://www. html]. more effectively and to more precisely describe what an activity is designed to do. Finally, they assist in determining assessments for measuring student performance in the course. Outcomes are generally written to cover four areas of learning: • Knowledge—Content, topics, and the like • Cognitive skills—What students are expected to do with the content (based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, which we discuss a bit later in this chapter) • Subject-specific skills—Professional skills, motor skills, and so on 10 Assessing the Online Learner • Key skills—Specifically tied to the competencies established for the program of study Well-written outcomes contain three parts: • Behavior—Outcome described in performance terms • Criterion—How well or how often a learner must perform to be judged adequate • Conditions—The conditions under which the student is expected to perform When we look at outcomes in this way, their relationship to assessment becomes clearer.

2 Sample Professional Competencies New Mexico Teacher Competencies for Licensure Levels I, II, and III Assessment Criteria Benchmarks New Mexico is one of the most diverse states in the nation, and this diversity is reflected in the strengths and needs of New Mexico’s students. The ability of a highly qualified teacher to address the learning needs of all New Mexico’s students—including those students who learn differently as a result of disability, culture, language, or socioeconomic status—forms the framework for the New Mexico Teacher Competencies for Licensure Levels I, II, and III Assessment Criteria Benchmarks.

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