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Scenario-based e-Learning: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Online Workforce Learning by Ruth Colvin Clark

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APPENDIX C

RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY FOR LEARNING MEASURES FOR SCENARIO-BASED e-LEARNING

In Chapter 9 I review different paths to evaluate the outcomes of your scenario-based e-learning project. If you plan to evaluate learning outcomes, you will need to construct tests that are reliable and valid. This appendix reviews the basics of reliability and validity. Read it if you plan to measure learning outcomes and if you need a refresher. For detailed information, I recommend Criterion-Referenced Test Development by Shrock and Coscarelli (2007).

ENSURE TEST RELIABILITY

A test will never be valid unless it’s reliable. One of your first tasks is to prepare enough test items to support reliability. Basically a reliable test is one that gives consistent ...

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