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.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Divisions:||College of Science > School of Computer Science|
|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.|
|Date Deposited:||27 Feb 2006|
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