|| Section: Web-Based Learning|
|Topic: Evaluation Tools (page 4 of 4)|
It is difficult to say conclusively, whether or not the evaluation tools used will effectively accomplish the intended purpose. The tools themselves have not yet been fine-tuned and it is not a simple thing to foresee the future. Based on the results of the survey, they have the potential to be less effective than other methods of evaluating students.
On the issue of the misinterpretation of questions, the creators of the questions will have to take extra care to see that the questions they do provide are clear and will have a small chance of being misinterpreted. Perhaps there should be a system set in place where a student, after receiving his or her grade, can challenge the answer to a particular question. However, for the nature of the course, this would be very difficult to accomplish.
There is little that can be done to change a studentís attitude towards the course, because of the scantron tests. Many students feel that they would take the tests less seriously. If the content of the first exam is challenging enough, the students will take subsequent exams more seriously.
The only real way to know how effective the evaluation tools will be for this course is to implement them. Perhaps some of the issues touched on in this report will provide more insight and will be helpful in implementing the evaluation tools used in the course and the course as a whole.