Use of instructional design theory and an individualized hybrid strategy for assessment in library-based instruction*

Tennant, Michele R.; Edwards, Mary; Miyamoto, Michael M.
October 2012
Journal of the Medical Library Association;Oct2012, Vol. 100 Issue 4, p319
Academic Journal
The article discusses the process of converting the PCB3063 term project to a paper-online hybrid assessment module. The hybrid assessment module aimed to reduce assessment time without compromising on students' learning. The article details the use of instructional design theory in the development of online assessment for each of the 3 incremental searching assignments which deal with database searching including Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) as well as biological information. As per the hybrid grading system, Part A is now completely graded online, while 70 and 80 percent respectively of Parts B and C are assessed online. The online grading system also facilitates the provision of timely feedback to students about their assignments which was not originally possible.


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