Postgraduate Course: Assessment, Learning and Digital Education (EDUA11319)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course explores how the assessment of students and their learning is evolving in ways that capitalise on developments in communications and information technolgy (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.
Students from outwith the Digital Education programme wishing to enrol for this course or take it on a 'class only' basis must liaise directly with the course secretary before enrolling.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||There are three assessment components for this course. The first, worth 25% of the overall grade, is an individual 'think piece'. The second, worth 50% of the overall grade, is a collaborative, group-graded wiki project. The third, worth 25% of the overall grade, is an individual critical reflection.
|No Exam Information
| On completion of this course the students 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.
|Course organiser||Ms Clara O'Shea
Tel: (0131)51 6116
|Course secretary||Ms Angela Hunter
Tel: (0131 6)51 1196
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