Tips – Evaluating Learning

Try these practical tips for using technology to assess your learners and evaluating the way you use digital tools and resources in class.

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Assessing learning

In a blended course, use face-to-face sessions to check how much learners have learned online, and use online sessions to assess what they've learned in class.

Assess your learners’ speaking by getting them to record screencasts with Jing or Screencast-O-Matic. Alternatively, they can use their smartphones to make short video presentations. Keep their old screencasts and videos so you can measure their progress later.

Turn your end-of-semester test into an interactive experience with Google Forms. Learners can answer on their smartphones, they’re marked automatically, and you can analyse the results in seconds.

Evaluating lessons and materials

Create a simple anonymous survey with SurveyMonkey or Typeform to ask your learners about your digital materials: Are the digital materials easy or difficult? Engaging or boring? Useful or pointless? What should you change?

If you’re using a Learning Management System (LMS) like Moodle, keep a close eye on your learners’ progress. If several learners struggle with the same task, you’ll need to provide extra support now, and make it clearer before you use it again.