Online assessment has always been a challenge to online teaching. Educators have been exploring a variety of methods to perform online assessment. However, it appears that there is not enough work in the field focusing on online synchronous assessment. This paper presents two cases that demonstrate the design and implementation of using web videoconference for synchronous assessment in an educational research methods online course and an instructional video production online course. The purpose of the two cases was to explore whether or with what methods student online learning could be improved through synchronous assessment. Case outcomes were analyzed with nonparametric methods, and the results did show students’ improvement in their learning, specifically in their understanding and mastering of factual, conceptual, procedural and metacognitive knowledge. Methods, procedures, tips and cautions of conducting such videoconference-based synchronous assessment in online courses are discussed.
Liu, Leping and Chen, Li-Ting
"Conducting Synchronous Assessment through Web Videoconference to Improve Online Learning: Case Outcomes with Nonparametric Analysis,"
Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE): Vol. 11
, Article 4.
Available at: https://aquila.usm.edu/jetde/vol11/iss1/4