Training Educators to Design and Develop ODL Materials/Types of Assessment in ODL/Content2

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Workshop Modules Principles of ODL | ID Models | Needs Analysis | Developing Learners’ Profile | Methods of Delivery | Content Development Methodology for ODL | Types of Assessment in ODL | Developing a Student Guide | Relevant Technologies | Course Evaluation | Other Key Issues


Introduction In terms of importance, self-assessment in face-to face teaching ranks higher than that of ODL learning. In a typical classroom setting learners tend to have many opportunities to measure their progress than in an ODL environment. In general ODL learners have limited means to judge their own progress. To compensate for such limitation self-assessment tests are used.

Point to note:. Generally, self-assessment test cover a specific area of a course.The purpose of these tests are as follows:

Suggested Activities

Here are a few examples


Participants in groups discuss the following:
  1. What methods can be used to build self assessment into ODL learning material?
  2. What should the self assessment test?
  3. How much self-assessment should be built into ODL courses?
  4. What type of questions make good self-assessment?
  5. How to give feedback from result of the self assessment tests?


Use the activity to write some test questions
  1. Start by writing an idea for a question.
  2. Write the answer that you expect.
  3. Use answer to write a question that requires the answer.
  4. Write down common errors that students may make.
  5. Write the feedback to these common errors.


Look at this example of a set typical test questions Example


Assessment in ODL 

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