eLearning Assessments: 5 Common Mistakes To Avoid–Infographic
Ineffective assessments in eLearning can dampen the learning experience. Here are 5 common mistakes to avoid while designing eLearning assessments:
1. Including Questions Not Aligned With Learning Objectives
Questions in formative and summative assessments unaligned with learning objectives lead to ineffective evaluation of learning.
2. Designing Assessments After The Course Is Designed
Assessments need to be designed immediately after framing the learning objectives. This ensures they are aligned with the learning objectives and the right content is picked for the course.
3. Using The Same Format Of Questions Throughout
Using the same format of questions throughout the assessment can make it boring for learners. Try a variety of assessment formats to make it interesting.
4. Providing Unclear Instructions To Attempt Assessments
Assessments should have clear instructions on how learners are supposed to answer. Unclear instructions can confuse learners, making the assessment ineffective.
5. Scrimping On Feedback
Don't use feedback that does nothing to improve the performance of learners. Feedback needs to elaborate why learners are wrong or right and help them revisit specific content.