Postgraduate Course: Online assessment (EDUA11147)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||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 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)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| 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
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate an analytical grasp of assessment purposes and practices relevant to both online and more conventional forms of assessment
- critically evaluate the potential pedagogical benefits of, and limitations to, the use of online assessment in educational settings
- be familiar with a range of conceptually and empirically grounded frameworks for reviewing and enhancing developments in online and e-assessment
- 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 6)51 6116
|Course secretary||Ms Angela Hunter
Tel: (0131 6)51 1196