INTRODUCTION 1. The Online Language Learning Imperative: Maximizing Assessment Practices to Ensure Student Success Stephanie Link and Jinrong Li PART ONE: ASSESSING LEARNER PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENT 2. Assessing Language and Intercultural Learning during Telecollaboration Senta Goertler, Michigan State University, Theresa Schenker, Yale University, Carly Lesoski, Michigan State University, and Sonja Brunsmeier, University of Education, Freiburg 3. Assessing the Effect of Pedagogical Interventions on Success Rates and Students' Perceptions of Connectedness Online Victoria Russell, Valdosta State University 4. Language MOOCs: Assessing Student Knowledge and Comprehension of Clinical Terminology Carrie Demmans Epp, University of Pittsburgh, Rae Mancilla, University of Pittsburgh, and Valerie Swigart, University of Pittsburgh PART TWO: ASSESSING ONLINE TEACHERS 5. Issues and Challenges in the Assessment of Online Language Teacher Performance Barbara Lafford, Arizona State University, Carmen King de Ramirez, University of Arizona, and James Wermers, Arizona State University 6. Evaluating Teacher Tech Literacies Using an Argument-based Approach Jesse Gleason, Southern Connecticut State University, and Elena Schmitt, Southern Connecticut State University 7. The Transition from Face-to-face Teacher to Online Course Developer David Donnarumma, BPP University, and Sarah Hamilton, BPP University PART THREE: ASSESSMENT TOOLS FOR ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS 8. Innovative Implementation of a Web-Based Rating System for Individualizing Online English Speaking Instruction Hyejin Yang, Iowa State University, and Elena Cotos, Iowa State University 9. A Systematic Approach to Vetting Reading Comprehension Items for Inclusion in Cloud-based Assessments Fabiana MacMillan, Rosetta Stone 10. The Lingo of Language Learning Startups: Congruency Between Claims, Affordances, and SLA Theory Gabriel Guillen, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Thor Sawin, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and Sarah Springer, Independent Scholar PART FOUR: FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR ONLINE LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT 11. Toward Technology-enhanced Alternative Assessment for Online Language Education Zhi Li, Paragon Testing Enterprises, BC, Canada, and Stephanie Link 12. Argument-based Approach to Validation in Online Language Education Erik Voss, Northeastern University
Stephanie Link is an Assistant Professor of TESL/Applied Linguistics and Director of International Composition at Oklahoma State University. Jinrong Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University.