NAVIGATING ASSESSMENT IN THE DIGITAL REALM: EXPERIENCES OF EDUCATORS IN A DISTANCE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
In the era of digital learning, assessment has become a crucial aspect of distance education. This study explores the experiences of educators in a teacher education institution (TEI) as they navigate assessment in a distance learning environment. The research aims to investigate the assessment tools used by teachers, identify positive and negative experiences, address challenges faced by faculty, and propose ways to enhance assessment in distance learning. The findings reveal that essay-type, project-based assessments, and performance tasks are commonly used, while rearrangement and analogy assessments are less frequent. Positive outcomes include the development of technology skills, improved teaching strategies, and enhanced student habits. However, negative effects include issues concerning the reliability and validity of assessments, academic dishonesty, dependence on technology, and excessive workloads. To address these challenges, this study recommends administering authentic assessments, valid and reliable evaluations, regular monitoring, and effective time management. These strategies can help educators in TEIs ensure the effectiveness and reliability of assessments in a distance learning environment.
Authentic Assessment, Educational Measurement, Remote Learning.