Student Participation Index: Student Assessment in Online Courses

  • Alan Y. K. Chan
  • Paul Kai-on Chow
  • K. S. Cheung
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-27859-7_58

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3143)
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Chan A.Y.K., Chow P.K., Cheung K.S. (2004) Student Participation Index: Student Assessment in Online Courses. In: Liu W., Shi Y., Li Q. (eds) Advances in Web-Based Learning – ICWL 2004. ICWL 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3143. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Online courses have been widely used to support teaching and learning in higher education. It is essential to develop methods to properly assess students in online course usages. This paper proposes a student participation index for assessing students in online courses. The index consists of a number of components, such as pages viewed and forum questions read and posted, and associated weights. It has the benefits of being non-course-specific, non-subjective, extendible and flexible. The development of the index and how it is used to evaluate students are described in the paper. Results indicate that students with higher index usually achieve better grades and vice versa.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Y. K. Chan
    • 1
  • Paul Kai-on Chow
    • 1
  • K. S. Cheung
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCity University of Hong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.School of Continuing EducationHong Kong Baptist UniversityHong Kong

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