Do You Get “It”? E-Learning Assessments

This post is provided by guest blogger, Kylie Mussay, graduate student at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois, MS in Training and Development.

Facilitation of assessments after an elearning course are vital in seeing if the learning outcomes for the course were achieved. Elearning Industry, an online resource for all things elearning, pinpoints their ideas of creating a successful elearning assessment in

an article written by Ayesha Habeeb Omer, PhD. Omer (2016) lays out specific practices in creating an online assessment for an elearning course such as things to include in each assessment – gamification, multiple choice responses, and short-answer responses.

This article is a great start for anyone who is beginning their research in facilitating an online course and its assessment. While the article lines out key points to use in establishing an assessment, it does not go further in depth into the process. If someone is looking to jump start their assessment with some quick and easy tips, this is your article. However, if someone is looking to establish a heavier repertoire of their elearning practices, they should move on to more in depth research on the topic.


Omer, A. H., PhD, (2016, November). Creating successful assessments for elearning – Part         1. Elearning industry. Retrieved from:         ments-for-elearning-part-1.

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