Views on modular assessment and evaluation process in distance education

Karal H., Cebi A.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.2073-2077 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.05.430
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.2073-2077
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Thanks to developing information and communication technologies, distance education enables to perform distance education applications different from traditional teaching methods. Assessment and evaluation in distance education is among current interest areas with the developing distinct distance education applications. The current study aims to determine views on assessment and evaluation process in distance education by identifying which modules (exam, forum, chat, assignment, wiki etc.) should be used for online assessment process and which criteria should be taken into consideration while evaluating a student performance. In this context, the study was carried out with 91 registered participants at Karadeniz Technical University. The study was a descriptive study, therefore; the data was gathered via a questionnaire developed by the researchers. The study concludes that assessment and evaluation process involves not only online exams but also modules such as forum, assignment, wiki, dictionaries which shows students' process performance. In modular assessment and evaluation process, students' answers should be considered qualitatively and quantitatively by teachers. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu