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?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 2:18 am ad1c9bdddf
An assessment can be as simple as asking a question, or as formal as an end of unit test. I would definitely measure your learning objectives toward the beginning of your activity/course, in the middle, and again at the end. Linking the assessment with the learning objectives is fairly simple, once you understand it. Work backward. What do you want the students to know? That is what you will assess. As long as you are assessing something the students have learned (which was the objective you wanted them to learn), then your assessment has been linked to your learning objective.
Guidance is given for an adult learner assessment that measures at least three learning outcomes for an online IT course.