Electronic support for learning and assessment: a learning outcome driven approach

Cobham, D.C. (2004) Electronic support for learning and assessment: a learning outcome driven approach. In: 3rd Annual Conference on IT in Education, May 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Abstract
Higher Education institutions increasingly are
employing information systems to support
learning and assessment. In particular, a great
deal of interest has been expressed in intranethosted
learning environments that support the
educational experience. At the same time,
university curricula and student assessment
are increasingly defined and driven by
learning outcomes. Most intranet-based
learning environments use modules of study as
the fundamental unit of construction. This
results in a failure to record performance by
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 that focuses on the building of a virtual
learning environment that utilises learning
outcomes in framing the delivery model and
assessing student performance. Early feedback
from the pilot project suggests that benefits for
students and staff, and improvements in
institutional quality, might be obtained from
this novel delivery and assessment
methodology.
This paper further develops ideas that were
presented at SITE2003 and includes the results
of student feedback and evaluation.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Abstract Higher Education institutions increasingly are employing information systems to support learning and assessment. In particular, a great deal of interest has been expressed in intranethosted learning environments that support the educational experience. At the same time, university curricula and student assessment are increasingly defined and driven by learning outcomes. Most intranet-based learning environments use modules of study as the fundamental unit of construction. This results in a failure to record performance by 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 that focuses on the building of a virtual learning environment that utilises learning outcomes in framing the delivery model and assessing student performance. Early feedback from the pilot project suggests that benefits for students and staff, and improvements in institutional quality, might be obtained from this novel delivery and assessment methodology. This paper further develops ideas that were presented at SITE2003 and includes the results of student feedback and evaluation.
Keywords:Virtual Learning Environment
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:98
Deposited By: David Cobham
Deposited On:27 Feb 2006
Last Modified:08 Jul 2014 09:49

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