On-the-job training in the classroom: Authentic Assessments

This post is provided by guest blogger, George Skerritt, graduate student of the University of St. Francis, Joliet, Il., MS Training and Development program.

How many times is student achievement measured – with a test?  Isn’t there a better way?  Yes!  There is!  It’s called authentic assessment, which “measures not only what students have learned from course content, but also their ability to apply that knowledge

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Successful eLearning Assessments

This blog post is provided by guest blogger, Carol Sheetz, graduate student in the online Master of Science degree program in Training and Development at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.

Effective assessment reveals an online learner’s progress and understanding as well as the transferability of skills and knowledge on their way to content mastery (Simonson, Smaldino, & Zvacek, 2015, p. 230).  A learner gaining knowledge that is retained and used

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Authentic Assessment and the Real World

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

Authentic assessment uses real-world tasks to demonstrate the practical application of knowledge acquired and skills learned.  In a recent article, Kaider, Hains-Wesson, and Young (2017) discuss equipping students with skills needed for employment through

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