Unit 3: Assessment and Evaluation


Pin.gifTarget objectives for Unit 3:

Upon completion of this unit, participants will:

1. Understand assessment of online discussion activities.

2. Conduct peer reviews of discussion activities in this lesson.

3. Provide feedback for this professional development course.


Unit 3 Lecture

Here are some great resources for online assessments:

Edelstein & Edwards. (2002) Assessing Effectiveness of Student Participation in Online Discussions. Five categories important for building a learning community (promptness and initiative, delivery of post, relevance of post, expression within the post, and contribution to the learning community).
Garrison et al. (2001) Cognitive Processing Categories. May be useful when assessing the quality of postings: (1) triggering (questioning); (2) exploration (information seeking and sharing), (3) integration (providing solution), and (4) solution (testing solutions)
Kleinman. (2005) Grading Rubric for Online Discussion Participation. Provides detailed grading criteria.
Dringus & Ellis. (2005) Assessment of Student Progress in Forums
Roblyer, M. D. and Ekhaml, L. How Interactive are YOUR Distance Courses? A Rubric for Assessing Interaction in Distance Learning [1] State University of West Georgia.


Post your reflection journal to the Angel course page.

Pin.gifClick here to submit your feedback on this workshop. (interactive survey)

Arr.GIF Facilitating Effective Online Discourse Home Page

Arr.GIF Unit 1: The Learning Community and Online Discussions

Arr.GIF Unit 2: Constructing Online Discussion Activities

Arr.GIF Unit 3: Assessment and Evaluation

Arr.GIF References and Resources