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Adult learner assessment for online IT course.

I am seeking guidance on how to write an adult learner assessment that measures at least three learning outcomes for an online IT course with a student base of adults in the IT field who are seeking formal education to augment their work experience. How would I link assessment items to learning objectives, and skills being taught? What would I need to incorporate in the assessment in order to have it be valid across multiple different learning environments and across students with different learning needs? What would a rubric for such a class contain?

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I am seeking guidance on how to write an adult learner assessment that measures at least three learning outcomes for an online IT course with a student base of adults in the IT field who are seeking formal education to augment their work experience.

Well, I don't have access to the specific class you are teaching. Information technology can cover a wide spectrum of classes. However, there are some general standards that apply across the board.

How would I link assessment items to learning objectives, and skills being taught?

Here are some ideas about your course objectives and goals at the beginning of your course.

? Think of an end product or activity that the students will perform during their course. For example rather than having knowledge being an objective, performing a test or completing a project by using knowledge would be a better assessment to determine student mastery of the information.
? Focus on the end result which can be a project completed or a service that is provided.
? Whatever it is that you choose to assess it must be verifiable and quantifiable. You must be able to measure the quality of the work.
? Think of this acronym as you write your objectives SMART. S=specific, M=measurable, A=achievable, R=relevant, T=time-specific
? The products, performance or projects that you have students complete in order to assess their understanding should be able to be measured in one of the following ways.
1. Quality - how well the work is done
2. Quantity - how much work is done
3. Timeliness - how quickly the work is done
4. Cost-effectiveness - how economically the work is done

Using the ideas above here are some ideas.

1.) Students will develop a spread sheet budget for their personal household. At least 15 categories (funds) should be included on the Y axis of the spreadsheet. These ...

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