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Article
Measuring Student’s Proficiency in MOOCs: Multiple Attempts Extensions for the Rasch Model

Abbakumov D., Desmet P., Van den Noortgate W.

Heliyon. 2018. Vol. 4. No. 12. P. 1-15.

Book chapter
Integrating MOOCs in University Curriculum: HSE University Experience

Kulik E., Kidimova K. A.

In bk.: Proceedings of Work in Progress Papers of the Experience and Research Tracks and Position Papers of the Policy Track at EMOOCs 2017. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2017. P. 118-127.

Updating Test Assignments

Assessments and evaluations are key elements of online courses. How does one put together an assignment so that it can objectively assess a student’s comprehension of the materials presented? In this regard, the authors of online courses can be assisted by HSE Online’s own experts, who regularly analyze online course assessments and work to improve how this process functions.

All HSE Online courses are subject to expert assessments in regards to psychometric requirements. For instance, experts from the Centre for Psychometric Research in eLearning analyze test assignments to pinpoint how much they actually evaluate the various aspects of student knowledge (memorization, understanding, and application), as well as focus on the accuracy of the language used in test assignments. Thanks to this analysis, recommendations can be drawn up for teachers to improve their assessment materials.

A statistical analysis of the assignment component of HSE online courses is done on a quarterly basis. Based on these results, the NOEP has updated 30% or more of the testing materials included in courses every year.

Based on the results of the latest analysis, 817 assignments were updated in 35 out of 53 HSE Online courses hosted on the NOEP before the start of the academic year, which is almost 60% of all assignments subject to review.

Regular updates of course assignments can help boost the objectivity of student evaluations, as well as help to avert dishonest strategies on the part of learners.

According to recent surveys, the majority of teacher/authors of online courses consider working with the Centre for Psychometric Research in eLearning useful and effective.