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Effective Online Measurement of Student Learning Outcomes during the Covid-19 Pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted teaching, learning and testing. Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) are no longer assessed through the measurement of achievement in regular (on campus) exams. Research in this field has been so far oriented towards the online teaching methods and assessment but little has been done so far on the review of the SLO measurement methods. The traditional approach to the measurement of learning outcomes has mainly been based on the test-based measures including grades to assess the achievement of generic skills or disciplinary skills and competencies. A review of SLO measurement methods has become a necessity in order to ensure accuracy and efficiency. Taking into account insights from research on online teaching and assessment, we propose an alternative SLO measurement model that unites self-reported measures such as surveys with test-based measures (grades) to ensures more accuracy and efficiency in the measurement of student learning outcomes of online classes. We discuss the implications of this new approach to online teaching and assessment and illustrate how this combined approach might be implemented in the measurement of on line classes SLOs.
Youcef Boufelgha - Effective Online Measurement of Student Learning Outcomes during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Dr. Youcef Boufelgha is currently a lecturer at the English Language and Preparatory Year Institute- Royal Commission of Jubail (Saudi Arabia). My teaching experience in K.S.A started at Jubail University College where I was assigned to the position of head of English department for four consecutive years and Course Director of Specialization Program later on. During my tenure as head of department, I was involved in the review of the English program at JUC. I attended several English language conferences in K.S.A. and participated in quality assurance workshops mainly those given by the NCAAA. I was designated to be a member of the English Language Institute Foundation Committee. After the establishment of the ELI, I was assigned to supervise the specialization program from 2016 to 2019 at the same institute. Currently, I am Course Learning Outcomes Achievement Measurement Specialist and Coordinator of CEA Self-Study Report.