Looking For Creative Ways to Assess Online Learning?

This post is provide by guest blogger, Penny Jones, graduate student at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Il., MS in Training and Development program.

What type of assessments are you using for online learning? This article by Marie Norman (2016) talks about creative methods to assess online learning.  It addresses how to capitalize on using the digital resources of online learning.  She explains the

importance of aiming for authentic assessments.  She stresses the importance of incorporating the student’s diverse experience to enhance the learning outcome.  The article concludes with the need to use both graded and ungraded assessments to gauge the learners understanding.

If you are looking for different ways to assess online learning, this article is a great place to start. If you are tired of the routine exams, try out some of these different techniques. Marie (2016) gives several examples for how to implement the different types of assessments she addresses in this article.  She explains how they can enrich the learning experience.  She brings a lot of great insight to how to create meaningful assessments while creating energy around the topic for the student.  If you are planning to create an assessment for an online learning class soon, you might just want to read this article.


Norman, M. (2016, July 15). Creative methods of assessment in online learning. Retrieved from: https://ctl.learninghouse.com/creative-methods-of-assessment-in-online-learning/

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