801 Evaluating Your Assessments: Are You Testing the Right Thing?

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Thursday, December 12

Learning in an eLearning module is generally assessed through multiple-choice questions, rather than measuring demonstrations of target behaviors. When you design eLearning, you build in knowledge checks. All too often, these quizzes are reading comprehension tests rather than authentic assessments of skills. You need to test the target objectives to ensure you meet the goal of the program.

In this session, you will look at aligning assessments with intended outcomes and designing activities that measure skill gains. You will learn about scenario-based activities that allow users to practice the decision-making skills they will need. You’ll also learn about self-check assessments and rubrics that learners and reviewers can objectively evaluate that help designers demonstrate ROI, and help learners better master the subject at hand.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to align assessments to outcomes
  • How to build authentic assessments
  • How to build a rubric
  • How to create online scenario-based assessment activities
  • Why multiple-choice questions don’t effectively assess skills

Jean Marrapodi

Chief Learning Architect

Applestar Productions

Jean Marrapodi, PhD, CPLP, has been designing and developing eLearning for over 20 years in a variety of industries and higher education. Named a Guild Master in 2016 by the eLearning Guild, she is considered an industry thought leader. Over the last 10 years, Marrapodi has presented more than 75 workshops and webinars for industry organizations and has taught over 40 graduate and undergraduate courses at New England College of Business, where she served as director of eLearning. Her expertise lies in her ability to make the complex simple, and pinpoint client needs to drive to business outcomes. She is a soup-to-nuts eLearning designer, with the ability to single-handedly build a project from idea to rollout, as well as work in a specific role on a project team. She is the chief learning architect at Applestar Productions, providing targeted eLearning and custom workshops for her clients.

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