Assessment Strategies in Online Learning Environments During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Oman


  • Asma Hilal Al-Maqbali Ministry of Education, Oman
  • Abdullah Al-Shamsi Directorate of Education, MOD, Oman


Oman, online assessment, strategies, COVID-19


The shift to successful online learning requires online assessment strategies that could facilitate the learning and teaching process and determine the achievement of learning outcomes. This study examined how students’ achievement was assessed in an online learning environment during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the College of Education (COE) responded to the shift to online assessment strategies. A mixed-method design using questionnaires and interviews was conducted to collect data from academic staff at COE at Sultan Qaboos University. The study sample consisted of (n=60) academic staff who agreed to answer the research questionnaire. Moreover, the researchers interviewed four academic staff who were experts in online assessment and teachers of practical courses. The interview data were analysed and corroborated with evidence from documents issued by the COE and SQU. The study’s findings showed that the academic staff applied various online assessment strategies to measure the learners’ achievement. The most applied online assessment strategies were individual projects, presentations, online discussions, and written assignments. The study also found that the COE took measures to enhance its online assessment procedures, including developing an online assessment policy, providing professional development programs, workshops and webinars, and encouraging its staff to conduct further studies to improve online learning practices. Based on the findings, the study suggested some educational implications and recommendations.


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Assessment Strategies in Online Learning Environments During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Oman. (2023). Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 20(5).