Julie Lyne Leroux, a professor with the Department of Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education at the University of Sherbrooke, is currently conducting research into the assessment practises of college-level distance-learning programs.

FADIO group establishments were targeted to contribute to this research, which aims to understand the assessment practices of college-level distance learning programs in skills-based programs. To achieve its aim, the research will focus on:

  1. Describing assessment practices of college-level distance learning for a class (formative and summative/certification assessment practices);
  2. Analyzing assessment practices for distance learning programs collected from teachers concerning the following aspects: assessment periods, assessment tasks, assessment instruments, ICT and web 2.0 tools, and the roles both the student and the teacher play in the assessment, their needs and the challenges they face regarding assessment practices for distance learning programs.

The challenge of assessment is unavoidable in distance learning programs, that’s why FADIO is particularly enthusiastic about researching good practices. A project follow-up will be issued at the 2017 Partner Meeting held at the Cégep de Matane on October 11 and 12.

Daniel LaBillois
Educational Adviser, Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles, Carleton-sur-Mer campus.
Member of the FADIO implementation committee