INFORMATION RECEIVING IN ONLINE TRAINING PROCESS MANAGEMENT BASED ON COMPLEX OPEN ENDED ASSIGNMENTS SCORING
Information gathering stage is one of the most important stages in management. The efficiency of management depends on received information. Information gathering methods depend on an object of management specificity. Testing results are the main information in training process management in training systems. Collected statistics of the testing results is the base for decision-making. A problem occurs when a training course contains tasks, implementation results of which cannot be checked by means of tests. Such tasks are complex open ended assignments. Different methods are used for scoring such tasks in learning management systems and massive open online course platforms. The methods are addressed in the paper. Method classes such as: methods implemented by standard tools of training systems (student self assessment, peer assessment, tutor or external expert manual assessment), methods implemented by extending the functional possibilities of training systems (situational assignment), methods implemented by external programs (special methods for specific domain) are described. Applicability of methods for information gathering in online training process management is identified. Reliable and complete information can be received only by using situational assignment and special methods for specific domain.
Keywords: online learning, information gathering, training process management, complex open ended assignment, scoring technique, situational assignment.