Assessment Online: New Horizons and Blue Skies

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This conference presentation was originally published as:

McLoughlin, C. & Northcote, M. (2003). Assessment online: New horizons and blue skies. EdMedia. Paper presented at the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Honolulu, HI. Abstract retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/14236.

ISBN: 9781880094488


130103 Higher Education| 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation| 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators


The use of the WWW in tertiary learning environments offers greater adaptability and flexibility than traditional assessment procedures as it enables the planning and design of tasks that monitor both learning processes and learning outcomes. This paper proposes that the move towards alternative assessment paradigms has been accelerated by technology with its capacity to offer learners a broad array of activities, tasks and forums for engaging in constructivist learning. It is anticipated that the benefits of online assessment will far outweigh its drawbacks and become accepted practice for both online and offline learners.


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At the time of writing Maria Northcote was affiliated with Edith Cowan University.

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