E-Assessment of Students' Performance During the E-Teaching and Learning
Amid the vast spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19, most educational institutions have shifted to e-teaching and learning. Online teaching and learning have been proven to be successful, given the fact that many universities around the world provide certified online courses. However, a sudden shift in the traditional teaching approach to online delivery of the courses may encounter some challenges, especially when it comes to e-assessment. This study investigates the effectiveness of the shift to the e-teaching and learning in general and the implementation of e-assessment, in particular. The sample consisted of 118 teachers and 539 students from different education levels. A quantitative research design was used in this study. Two separate questionnaires were conducted for both teachers and students (each included 37 items). The findings show that most teachers and students confessed that online could go well to continue education to avoid coronavirus outbreak, regardless of some of the challenges they may face. Still, it should not replace the face to face approach. The teachers used a variety of techniques for formative and summative assessments that are accepted by most of the students. Beneficially, using different technological Apps/programs for the formative evaluation helps teachers in giving direct feedback, encourages students to participate, and maximizes learning by enhancing students' performance and achievement. There were no significant differences between teachers' and students' responses. The study concluded that e-assessment could be used with online teaching very effectively.