When creating an online course, the instructional designer and/or instructor must consider which types of assessment (formative or summative, instructor- individual student, instructor-groups of students, peer, or self-assessment) will be incorporated in the course's overall assessment plan. Several sources from our course readings (Lock & Johnson, 2015; Laureate, Assessing Interaction, 2011; Kerton & Cervato, 2014; Mao & Peck, 2014; Vonderwell & Boboc, 2013; Kelly, 2009) have indicated the importance of self-assessment in the overall course assessment plan. There are no definitive answers, however, on how and when that should be incorporated, and whether that self-assessment should be included as part of the overall grade, though much of the research recommends using self-assessment mainly for formative purposes.. Using the sources from this course, any outside sources you find (including the linked videos below), and your own learning experiences as a basis, make a case for the appropriate level of inclusion of self-assessment in online learning.
Consider these questions in preparing your response:
- What are the benefits (for both the learner and the instructor) for including self-assessment in an online course?
- What might be some of the challenges or drawbacks of self-assessment for the learners and instructor? How could those challenges be addressed?
- If self-assessment is to be included in an online course, should that self-assessment be used formatively only, or is it appropriate to use elements of self-assessments for summative grading?
By Friday:Respond to this Blog Post with your thoughts on the advisability of using self-assessment for online learning. Explain the benefits and challenges for both learners and instructors, and propose a model for what you believe would be appropriate inclusion of self-assessment. Be sure to cite information from the Learning Resources to support your thinking. The attached rubric will be used to assess your responses to the discussion board. You many make copy it to your Google Drive or download it: Discussion Rubric
Continue the conversation by responding to any replies to your initial response below.
HERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL VIDEO RESOURCES THAT MIGHT HELP:
Reference Materials for Your Use:
From EIDT 6511: Assessments in Online Environments:
Kelly, R. (2009). Assessing online learning: Strategies, challenges and opportunities. Faculty Focus. Retrieved on November 24, 2015 from http://www.facultyfocus.com/free-reports/assessing-online-learning-strategies-challenges-and-opportunities/.
Vonderwell, S.K. & Boboc, M. (2013). Promoting formative assessment in online teaching and learning. TechTrends, 57(4), 22-27.
Kerton, C. & Cervato, C. (2014). Assessment in online learning – it’s a matter of time. Journal of College Science Teaching, 43(4), 20-25.
BestPracticesWeekly,. (2011). The Power of Student Self-Assessment. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XJ8f9yLteQ
HCIonline,. (2013). Peer and Self Assessment: How and Why. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20XYA-T2qms
Jobs for the Future,. (2013). Dr. Heidi Andrade, Ed.D. Reflects on Self- and Peer Assessment. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OkPW_mX7Vw
Jobs for the Future,. (2013). Self-Assessment: Reflections from Students and Teachers. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkFWbC91PXQ
Land, M. (2014). Self and Peer Assessment Dylan Wiliam. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P7VQxPqqTQ