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Title Assessment in open, distance, and e-learning: lessons from practice / edited by Jessica Evans, Sally Jordan and Freda Wolfenden
Published London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 2019


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Description xi, 106 pages ; 26 cm
Summary Universities across the globe are attempting to change assessment practices to address challenges in student engagement and achievement and to respond to a global employability agenda demanding evidence of a broader range of skills and competencies. In the UK this has acquired urgency given the shift of higher education over the last 20 years from the prerogative of an elite minority to mass participation in a highly diversified market system. Integral to this interrogation of objectives for assessment is the identified need to develop and improve academics' assessment practice. Strategies frequently focus on attendance at formal Continuous Professional Development events and/or implementation of institutional blueprints. This book showcases how scholarship as part of academics' practice can be part of an academic toolkit for change that expands awareness and knowledge of the purposes and effects of the pedagogy of assessment. The case studies - ranging from assessment in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), to assessment design for students whose first language is not English, to the effectiveness of peer learning to support academic integrity and programme-level assessment strategies - are framed by an introduction that explores a `communities of practice' approach to the institution-wide improvement of assessment. It argues - through a case study from The Open University (OU) - that academics' professional expertise is best deepened through participation in authentic activities of teaching and scholarship. The discussion identifies what is involved in such an approach including the role of an enabling principles-based framework, the constraints on implementation, and the implications for leaders of teaching and learning.
Contents 1. Assessment worlds colliding? Negotiating between discourses of assessment on an online open course / Jonathan Hughes -- 2. Paragogy and flipped assessment: experience of designing and running a MOOC on research methods / J. Simon Rofe -- 3. 'I understood the words but I didn't know what they meant': Japanese online MBA students' experiences of British assessment practices / Carien van Mourik -- 4. Case study: what supports students to improve their grades? / Sam Murphy -- 5. Using collaboration to foster academic integrity / Lynda Prescott -- 6. The introduction and refinement of the assessment of digitally recorded audio presentations / Stefanie Sinclair -- 7. Designing and developing a programme-focused assessment strategy: a case study / Elaine Walsh
Notes "The chapters in thie book were originally published in the journal Open Learning, volume 31, issue 2 (June 2016)." -- vii
Subject University extension.
Educational evaluation.
Author Evans, Jessica, editor
Jordan, Sally, editor
Wolfenden, Freda, editor
ISBN 1138361038