Online Course Activities: A Case Study of Assignment and Assessment Types

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Book Chapter

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In Y. Kats (Ed.), Learning Management Systems and Instructional Design: Best Practices in Online Education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.


In this case study research, data were gathered from faculty and students who have online teaching or learning experience to determine the types of assignments, activities, and assessments that are used in the online classroom. Both quantitative and qualitative data were gathered on diverse facets of the online classroom experience from level of education, to field of study, and Learning Management System experience. This study filled a gap in the literature of types of course activities required in online classes. This case study includes details about assignments, assessments, activities, discussions, and live sessions that instructors can use in the development of online classes.