EDU-567 Assessing Learning Online
4 semester credits
This course provides an opportunity for students to further explore the important topic of online assessment. The goal is to explore assessments that go beyond tests and quizzes so that participants can include an array of assessments in their own online courses as well as gain understanding of the principles and practices of effective assessment, including that which is competency-based. The practice of badging and its contribution to assessment techniques will be explored, along with rubric development. Other topics may include reliability and validity of assessments and ethical use of assessment results.
1a. Integrate theoretical foundations of teaching, learning, online facilitation, design, and assessment into effective online course development and delivery.
2a. Work with diverse learners.
2b. Critically evaluate how the changing and diverse demographics of our world impact educational policy and practice.
2c. Apply strategies for transforming inequality in education and/or other social systems toward the creation of a socially just world.
2d. Demonstrate ability to teach students from backgrounds of poverty.
2e. Incorporate strategies for the development of culturally responsive online learning systems.
2f. Identify structural and technological barriers.
3c. Demonstrate differentiation in contact methods and frequency based on student needs.
3d. Demonstrate the ability to produce original digital content for use in a presentation, instruction or social media distribution.
4a. Utilize effective practice in ADA/Section 508 for the Web.
4b. Demonstrate mastery of copyright and fair use guidelines.
4c. Identify the implications of technology-based policy in working with underserved populations.
4d. Evaluate policy approaches to privacy, safety, technology use in the classroom, social networking.
4e. Apply ethical assessment practices.
5a. Develop and sustain learning communities for adults and students, including but not limited to promoting social and emotional health, risk taking, and giving and receiving effective feedback.
5c. Apply a variety of educational and learning theories to changing educational environments.
5h. Develop multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards, and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching.
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