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  • Distance Learning And Assessment

    1. 1. Distance Learning and Assessment Jane Challinor Corporate Development Business and Law
    2. 2. <ul><li>Rationale for e-assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Quick look at the technology </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing your students </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting students </li></ul><ul><li>Alternatives to essays </li></ul><ul><li>Getting feedback: e-MEQs </li></ul>Objectives
    3. 3. Knowns and unknowns……
    4. 4. The programme <ul><li>Frontline Leadership and Management for NHS Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>14 Health Boards from Borders to Shetlands </li></ul><ul><li>4 tutors in Edinburgh, Inverness, Dumfries and Paisley </li></ul><ul><li>4 modules, 6 cohorts </li></ul>
    5. 5. Conventional assessment £4 k pa 8 weeks turn around 4 assignments x 146 students x 4 postings
    6. 6. E-assessment <ul><li>Standard assignments uploaded using Blackboard – Digital Drop Box </li></ul><ul><li>Returned with mark sheet/feedback attached </li></ul><ul><li>Turnaround: 5 weeks </li></ul>
    7. 7. Insert a document into another
    8. 8. <ul><li>Complete feedback as you read </li></ul><ul><li>Using “comments” in Word as opposed to handwriting </li></ul><ul><li>Quick & legible!! </li></ul>
    9. 9. Add comments
    10. 10. <ul><li>Not used because of the confidentiality issues involved in writing about real public organisations. </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments are plagiarism proofed because work-based (though referencing still an issue) </li></ul><ul><li>SMEs may have similar concerns about commercial sensitivities? </li></ul>
    11. 11. Preparing for e-assessment <ul><li>Handbook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pdf online </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Face to Face sessions
    13. 13. Blackboard http://www.blackboard.uhi.ac.uk Creating the University of the Highlands and Islands Go to the UHI Blackboard Site and select User Login Then type in your UHI username and password - which initially will be your date of birth in the form ddmmyyyy Detailed instructions: PowerPoint??
    14. 14. On line induction
    15. 15. Preparing for assessment <ul><li>Documentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report/essay writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study guides (links to DMU site) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On line </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Draft assignments and feedback </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formative assessment </li></ul></ul>http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/student_services/lss/focus_on/_focus_materials.jsp
    16. 16. Maintaining momentum <ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Boards </li></ul>
    17. 17. Maintaining momentum <ul><li>Verbal Feedback </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Written Feedback </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>assignments </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Virtual Classroom
    19. 19. e-tivities <ul><li>Activities leading towards assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Board contribution </li></ul><ul><li>Digital portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Patchwork assessment </li></ul>
    20. 20. e.g. of wiki submission <ul><li>Module on virtual teams </li></ul><ul><li>Technology and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Option of 50:50 submission </li></ul><ul><li>2500 word report plus a wiki developed for work </li></ul>
    21. 21. And finally……….
    22. 22. E-feedback......
    23. 23. Can also have pie charts
    24. 24. Any Questions

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