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Assessment & Evaluation

Posted by on Oct 1, 2008 in Education | 0 comments

Assessment and evaluation each play a vital role in the learning process.  Students and teachers alike can benefit tremendously from reflecting on learning.  This can be accomplished in two ways: 1.   Assessing the success of the student. 2. Evaluating teacher effectiveness.  This is particularly true in distance education courses, because many times direct feedback is not provided and instructors struggle for a means to gauge how students have progressed within the subject matter.  “The two disciplines of distance education and educational assessments have seen dramatic changes and growth recently.”  (Suen & Parkes, No date available)  To the distance educator, assessment and evaluation can be indispensable tools that serve as a compass to guide both the teacher and the student to a common ground where learning can take place.

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