Assessment is exceptionally important in order to gauge how successful learning has been as well as allowing the learner to identify areas of strength and weakness for themself. The Global Classroom approaches assessment in a different way to many other e-learning sites because we understand how to get the best out of our learners.
Our assessments take the form of a Multiple Choice Questionnaire (MCQ), but instead of questions that aim to test factual knowledge, we approach our questioning in a way that elicits application of knowledge. Our MCQ’s are based on a clinical scenario that learners can relate to and questions will always come back to that scenario. Furthermore, we don’t just ask our learners for an answer, we ask them to also demonstrate their understanding of why they have chosen the answer they have. This multi-tiered approach to MCQ’s is not often seen in e-learning, but is far more effective than single tiered questioning and further nurtures critical thinking skills.
The pass mark for each unit is 60% and if a learner achieves a mark below this, they will be encouraged to revisit the content of the unit before retaking the MCQ. The questions within the MCQ come from a
bank of questions so that each test will be different to the previous one and learners cannot just memorise the answers.
Most importantly, learners will not be able to progress to the next unit until they have passed their assessment and this can be identified through the use of informatics so that these learners can be identified and assisted to get the marks they need.