Success in e-learning training depends directly on the objectives that each educational institution or company sets for itself. Aiming for average grades above a certain level is not the same as trying to achieve a certain percentage of passes. Good results are subjective and each of our clients has their own priorities and goals. That is why schools, universities and language academies measure their success differently, and among the factors that help them meet their expectations, “evaluation” stands out. Proper assessment not only measures student progress but also improves the quality of the online learning experience.
Evaluation is one of the most decisive moments in an online training program. With Dexway courses, there are different ways to measure these factors that, taken together, offer a comprehensive and personalized view of your students’ performance in the courses. Evaluation in e-learning can be: real-time tracking, monitoring with Dexway Analytics, level tests, midterms and finals or writing and speaking tasks evaluated by AI… There are multiple ways to measure the progress and proficiency of your students. All of these tools included in the LMS and Dexway language courses are guaranteed to be highly reliable due to their degree of specification per student, language proficiency, lesson, level and course.
Evaluation in e-learning is not simply a measurement of the knowledge acquired by the student, it is an integral process that contributes to learning itself. When designed and implemented correctly, assessment becomes an essential part of the online training process, offering multiple benefits:
Real time tracking
Online courses with tracking and monitoring for tutors and teachers allow you to keep track of both individual and group progress in real time. In online courses, while students make progress through the syllabus, their teachers can consult the statistics and their results, while in face-to-face versions such as Dexway for the classroom (In Person), in addition to progress at home, homework and study also count.
Partial tests can also be added to online courses in order to measure students’ knowledge throughout the different units. This allows for continuous performance monitoring and the early identification of potential areas of difficulty. Thanks to this type of evaluation in e-learning, teachers and tutors can adjust class rhythms, assign extra reinforcement tasks or offer additional explanations.
The use of partial tests helps to keep the course on the right track from the very beginning, meaning that you don’t have to wait until the end to check how much students have learned.
The final tests that are included in the online courses allow us to check the level of knowledge the students have about the objectives studied. They can also go even further by giving them an opportunity to apply everything they learn in practical situations. Combined with the level tests that can be applied at the beginning of the course (Dexway Placement Test or the Dexway level tests evaluated by IA).
Level, or placement, tests help to determine the students’ levels. Both to identify which range of the CEFR they fall into, and to rate their knowledge within a certain level. What we refer to as a level test – within a specific level, or a progressive level test. Carrying out this type of evaluation at the beginning of a course allows us to see the progression students are making in the course and quantify their progress by comparing initial results with the results of a final test or a new level test.
In progressive level tests, the difficulty of the questions is adjusted until the student fails several consecutive times, and thus their level is established.
Evaluation in e-learning is much more than a performance measure; it is an essential component of successful online training. When implemented effectively, assessment contributes to learning, provides guidance to students, and ensures that learning objectives are met in a meaningful way. Online course developers must dedicate time and effort to designing assessments that enrich the learning experience and promote success in e-learning. Ultimately, a well-thought-out evaluation is a fundamental pillar for achieving educational objectives in virtual environments. That’s why our pedagogical department is constantly working on ways to improve this essential part of e-learning courses with improvements such as AI evaluation for instant results, new exams in the courses and optional tasks with evaluation using artificial intelligence…