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Problems with Assessment Validity and Reliability in Web-Based Distance Learning Environments and Solutions
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, The Pennsylvania State University, United States ; , , Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 15, Number 2, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Assessment of learning is critical to the learners, teachers, and designers of learning environments. Current assessment techniques in web-based distance learning apply age-old techniques to a new medium and are not adequate for web-based distance learning (WBDL) environments. The goals of this paper are to extend existing critiques of assessment validity to web-based distance learning environments, define the problems with current WBDL assessment methods using a learner, task, inference framework, and present three unique solutions to the problems. We describe our solutions, present validity and reliability issues for each method, and report instructor and student experiences with these solutions.

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Wijekumar, K., Ferguson, L. & Wagoner, D. (2006). Problems with Assessment Validity and Reliability in Web-Based Distance Learning Environments and Solutions. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 15(2), 199-215. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 20, 2019 from .

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