Cobham, D.C. and Jacques, K. (2006) Constructive alignment: reflections on implementation. In: 1st Annual Workshop on Constructive Alignment, 23 February 2006, Nottingham, England.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Divisions:||College of Science > School of Computer Science|
|Abstract:||Higher Education institutions are increasingly paying close attention to the alignment between curriculum outcomes and assessment strategies. Both university curricula and student assessment are increasingly being defined and driven by learning outcomes. At the same time, information systems have become a fundamental and essential part in supporting learning and assessment. In particular, a great deal of interest has been expressed in intranet-hosted learning environments to support the educational experience. Most commercial learning environments use either modules of study or assessment submissions as the fundamental unit of construction. This results in a failure to record performance by individual learning outcome. There is therefore a mismatch between current educational thinking and the information systems that support the processes. This paper presents the findings of a pilot project whereby a philosophical shift in Faculty assessment and delivery procedures was achieved through constructive alignment.|
|Date Deposited:||25 Feb 2006|
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