Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

Journal of College Science Teaching

Volume

43

Issue

4

First Page

20

Last Page

25

Abstract

Taking online courses is becoming a more common part of the college experience, but very little is known about student behaviors and strategies related to online assessment. This article reviews how students in an online Earth and Space Science course interact with various online assessments. Our two main findings are that our students do not use self-assessment tools effectively, and time spent on online exams is surprisingly short. We discuss how the use of selfassessment tools can probably be improved through careful online course design, but the short time spent on online exams is partially due to the nature of the online environment itself. We make a number of design suggestions that can encourage good test-taking strategies in the online environment.

Comments

This article is from Journal of College Science Teaching 43 (2014): 20. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

National Science Teachers Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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