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Rethinking assessment for the online environment

Mason, Robin (2002). Rethinking assessment for the online environment. In: Vrasidas, Charalambos and Glass, Gene V. eds. Distance education and distributed learning. Greenwich, Connecticut: Information Age Publishing, pp. 57–74.

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This chapter argues that distance educators need to rethink assessment practices in the light of the benefits and problems encountered in the online context. It looks at the fundamentals of assessment that need to be carried over from traditional approaches and then analyzes the attributes of the online environment that can be used to rethink the process. It also reviews examples of innovative assessment strategies and identifies a set of principles of good practice in online assessment.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 1-931576-88-2, 978-1-931576-88-8
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 799
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Date Deposited: 26 May 2006
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 11:22
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