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Review of Conrad, D., & Openo, J. (2018). Assessment Strategies for Online Learning: Engagement and Authenticity. Edmonton, AB: Athabasca University Press

  • David J. MulderEmail author
Column: Book Reviews

With a title including the phrase “assessment strategies,” you might think that this book is full of how-to chapters that offer nitpicking advice on evaluating students’ learning. You would, however, be mistaken. Dianne Conrad and Jason Openo’s approach takes the reader on a philosophical, yet accessible tour of high-quality assessment options for authentic learning in online spaces.

The authors have the background and experiences to serve as effective guides on this expedition into the terrain of authentic assessment in online learning. Conrad is an experienced online educator. She has served at several institutions as both an instructor as well as an administrator in online programs, most recently at Athabasca University’s Centre for Distance Education. Conrad has a strong research agenda in the field of online education, with particular interest in effective assessment of learning. Openo serves as the Director of the Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence at Medicine Hat...



  1. Conrad, D., & Openo, J. (2018). Assessment strategies for online learning: Engagement and authenticity. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dordt CollegeSioux CenterUSA

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