Year 2021, Volume 8 , Issue 2, Pages 181 - 199 2021-06-10

Remote Assessment in Higher Education during COVID-19 Pandemic

Selma ŞENEL [1] , Hüseyin Can ŞENEL [2]

Universities have made a compulsory shift to distance education due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All of the higher education instutitions in Turkey have completed 2019-2020 Spring semester using online tools. However, most of these institutions were not fully-prepared to have all of their courses online. Technical inadequencies, lack of qualified online tools, inexperience of instructors and students in distance education have emerged as major issues that instutitions have to face. In addition to all, a new question arised; which approaches will be used for assessment. This study aimed to seek the common assessment approaches used through pandemic, how students perceived the quality of the assessment and the pros and cons of using these practices. Additionally, we examined whether participants’ perceptions about quality of the assessment differ according to interaction with faculty members and use of online tests. Researchers employed survey design to reply four research questions and used a three-part instrument to collect qualitative and quantitative data. 486 students from 61 universities voluntarily participated in the study. Results indicated assignments are the mostly used tools and students are generally satisfied about the quality of the assessment practices. Another result is that students who interact with faculty members are more satisfied with the quality of the assessment practices. This emphasizes the importance of formative assessment and feedback in remote assessment. Further, students who took online tests are more satisfied with the quality of assessment. Suggestions were made for future research.
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Primary Language en
Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Published Date June
Journal Section Articles

Orcid: 0000-0002-5803-0793
Author: Selma ŞENEL (Primary Author)
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0002-7501-9174
Author: Hüseyin Can ŞENEL
Country: Turkey


Publication Date : June 10, 2021

APA Şenel, S , Şenel, H . (2021). Remote Assessment in Higher Education during COVID-19 Pandemic . International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education , 8 (2) , 181-199 . DOI: 10.21449/ijate.820140