Why is assessment important in web classes?

Assessment is a key component of the online learning environment. It is a source of insight for determining student gains and course effectiveness. It is also used to evaluate teaching methods and materials and improve instruction. In web courses, multiple assessment techniques are used to measure:


  • student learning gains;
  • student engagement with course materials;
  • student interaction;
  • usefulness of activities and materials;
  • and, the overall quality of the course.

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Last updated: Dec 10, 2011