Postgraduate Course: Online assessment (EDUA11147)
|Moray House School of Education
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area
|Other subject area
|Taught in Gaelic?
|This course explores how the assessment of students and their learning is evolving in ways that capitalise on developments in communications and information technology (ICT). Underpinning our exploration is a review of key assessment purposes, processes and guiding principles. This underpinning makes it possible to consider, with an appropriately questioning eye, both emerging and more established directions in online assessment, being alert to both pedagogical and technological considerations and to the conceptual and practical issues raised.
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the opportunity to engage with online assessment and the issues it raises, both practically and theoretically. It will provide the opportunity for participants to relate what they learn through the interactions and activities of the course to their own context, discipline or institution. The course is aimed at instructors, tutors or teachers who have an interest in online assessment and who would like to engage more deeply with aspects of the topic.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
| Students MUST have passed:
An introduction to digital environments for learning (EDUA11110)
| Students will be required to have regular access to a networked computer, and will be responsible for providing their own computing equipment and consumables. Broadband is recommended.
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learn enabled: No
|Class Delivery Information
|The course is delivered flexibly and online.
|Course Start Date
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6,
Online Activities 30,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 6,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
|No Exam Information
|On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. demonstrate an analytical grasp of assessment purposes and practices relevant to both online and more conventional forms of assessment
2. critically evaluate the potential pedagogical benefits of, and limitations to, the use of online assessment in educational settings
3. be familiar with a range of conceptually and empirically grounded frameworks for reviewing and enhancing developments in online and e-assessment
4. identify and review prospects for online assessment in your chosen subject area and institutional/professional setting within the higher and post-compulsory education sectors
|There are two assessment components for this course. The first, worth 25% of the overall grade, is a collaborative, class-wide wiki project. The second, worth 75% of the overall grade, is individual critical review of either: (a) an emerging theme in online assessment, (b) a subject area or (c) a development plan for a course or unit.
|E-learning, online assessment, e-assessment
|Ms Clara O'Shea
Tel: (0131)51 6116
|Ms Angela Hunter
Tel: (0131 6)51 1196
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