Gauging your Workplace Learning through Natural Assessment

Posted by Dojo Learning: Assessment is the process of investigating a learner’s work for evidence of understanding and competence. Typically, we learn content and then we are assessed through a test at the end of the process. But that’s not natural, assessment happens throughout the process of learning.

Let’s take the case of self-assessment. When we teach ourselves a skill or new knowledge we are constantly asking ourselves “did I get that?” We usually don’t move forward in our studies until we do. We are self-assessing and it occurs constantly. I call this natural assessment and why should it be any different online or in a classroom?

Building learning materials and assessments to mimic natural assessment will create stronger knowledge foundations because learners will have their trouble areas flagged before moving onto new material.

The Dojo Learning course builder is structured in a way that creating natural assessment is encouraged. At anytime in the process a journal object (those are our assessment objects) can be added. This means that as an instructor you can see the progress of your learners and their level of competences within a unit rather than at the end of a unit.

This information is vital to understand your employee’s or client’s strengths and weaknesses and helps gauge if further training is required in your organization.

This is the first of a series of posts we'll be making about workplace learning and the ideas that went into making Dojo Learning for work. Make sure to subscribe through email or RSS to catch future posts.

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