At the end of this module, participants will be able to:
- Identify the five Quality Matters™ standards associated with effective assessment in the online classroom.
- Discuss strategies that help mitigate the incidence of plagiarism in the online classroom.
- Identify practical assessment strategies in the online classroom.
Glossary of Key Terms
Authentic Assessment – The opportunity to demonstrate understanding of acquired knowledge and skills as opposed to testing isolated skills or retained facts.
Learning Objective - Describes what you intend the student to be able to accomplish once he or she has completed a course, lesson plan or learning activity.
Muddiest Point – A teaching technique devised by Frederick Mosteller, who advocated using the last three or four minutes of every class to ask students three questions: What was the most important point in the lecture? What was the muddiest point? What would you like to hear more about?
Paper Mill - A term used to describe online databases that offer research papers on thousands of topics.
Plagiarism – The use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author, and the representation of them as one's own original work.
Rubric - A scoring tool that lists the criteria for a piece of work. Rubrics generally specify the level of performance expected for several levels of quality.