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Course Details

Course Code: EDUC624 Course ID: 4358 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

In this course students will examine various approaches to the assessment of online learning. The assessment will be focused toward a specific singular online offering in that students will learn to evaluate whether the online course achieved its goals and that effective instruction has actually occurred. Comprehensive models of assessment such as Stufflebeam’s CIPP model will be applied to the evaluation of an entire program. This model will look at all aspects of instruction, such as frequent evaluation of textbooks and curriculum frameworks. (Candidates in the M. Ed. Teaching-Concentration in Secondary Social Studies program must take the 16-week course version per the West Virginia Board of Education-no exceptions.)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between evaluation and assessment.
  2. Critique evaluation and assessment in regard to instructional technology.
  3. Examine the relationship of various program evaluation models to online learning degree programs.
  4. Use concepts of reliability and validity in the development of online assessment surveys.
  5. Synthesize technology-enhanced online assessment strategies that will meet a variety of student learning needs.
Book Title: Assessing Learners Online (custom)- (The non-custom ISBN is: 9780130911223, please use this one to search for the book from other booksellers.) (Ebook format only available at the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources if a hard copy is preferred.)
Author: Oosterhof, Albert / Conrad, Rita-Marie / Ely, Donald
Publication Info: Pearson
ISBN: 9781269718608
Book Title: Assessing the Online Learner: Resources and Strategies for Faculty
Author: Palloff, Rena M.
Publication Info: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISBN: 9780470283868
Book Title: If you prefer the electronic format, your required book(s) may be available for purchase from the APUS Bookstore in a VitalSource e-book format
Publication Info:

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*
Book Title:Assessing the Online Learner: Resources and Strategies for Faculty - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Author:Palloff, R. and Pratt, K.
Unit Cost:$28.60

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.