How do Assessments Measure the Effectiveness of E-Learning Program in Driving Optimum Results?by Anubha Goel Senior executive
Assessment is defined as the activity of measuring learning which aims to collect data or information about learners’ performance. It is a significant part of training activities which helps to improve the overall learning uptake. It is all about informing learners about their progress and motivating them to boost their performance. Based on the same, trainers create learning opportunities where learners can progress at their own pace of time and convenience. Assessments can be standard exams, certification tests, oral dissertations, a short quiz, a self-paced test and more.
Assessments within the E-Course
In an e-learning approach, there are different types of tests which reflect on learner’s achievement. There can be Objective and Subjective type tests-
Objective type tests include Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs), True/False, Correct Matching exercises while Subjective type includes Fill in the words, Passage Writing, Report Writing and more.
Objective type provides possible answers for learners while subjective type requires the learners to answer in detail.
When learners find time to take up an assessment, they can simply register with name, course ID and password. Test modules are then displayed on screen and learners are asked to take up the entire test by answering on their laptops, desktops, tablets or smartphones. The benefit of online assessments is that, the learner gets instant feedback and then evaluate their progress during the training. Newer e-courses are created with adaptive testing that allows assessments to appear in accordance with an individual’s ability. Thus, each learner, may not answer the same test item and the performance is assessed as per their level – keeping in mind previous experience with the subject, job title, age and so on.
Assessments Within a Simulated Environment
Apart from these, simulated learning environment which allows the learners to interact in a virtual world also proves to be a significant tool of assessment. For instance, a 3D training module can be created to train the first level staff with an aim to impart practical knowledge. Through this, learners are provided with an opportunity to practice and are further assessed through interactivities such as click & drop, place the product and more. Altogether, it helps to provide hands-on experience and motivate the learners to boost their performance.
In today’s digital scenario of technology-based learning in the corporate workspace, there is a huge scope to create assessments. Through successive failures and more practice, learners learn best and evoke a sense of achievement. Assessing effectiveness not only helps to ascertain if the training objectives have been attained, but also helps create better learning resources for the organization.
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