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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Assessment & Feedback in Online Environment
Module Code LI502
School OVPLI
Module TeacherNo Teacher Assigned
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module equips participants with the skills to evaluate and develop appropriate online assessment and feedback approaches. This module promotes reflection on current assessment practices for academic practitioners involved in the assessment and feedback cycle. It asks educators to consider how assessment and feedback online can improve pedagogical practice. In this module participants will look at the opportunities and challenges that assessing online brings in the current context of Irish higher education. We will do this through examining current debates on e-assessment across the disciplines, looking at e-assessment possibilities within and outside the VLE.

Learning Outcomes

1. Reflect on their experience of assessment and feedback including challenges, difficulties, opportunities and requirements.
2. Critique the key assessment and feedback issues in their own disciplinary context.
3. Evaluate contemporary online assessment and feedback approaches in the light of their current teaching context and practice.
4. Design an online assessment and feedback strategy appropriate to their context and discipline.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Online activity20Participation in both synchronous and asynchronous online learning
Independent Study90Self-study is a large part of this module. In particular participants are expected to integrate their learning into their teaching as they progress through the module.
Tutorial5An initial familiarisation session which will be taken online at the start of the module
Online activity10In addition to the online learning component participants will be expected to engage in a number of Moodle discussion fora
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Overview of Assessment
Assessment and feedback as key aspects of teaching and learning

Understanding assessment and feedback in an online environment
We will examine the opportunities and challenges that online assessment brings, specifically issues of higher order learning, sustainability, and support.

Design principles for effective online assessment and feedback.
A look at the relevant concepts when designing online assessments and feedback: authenticity, accessibility, rubrics, Open Educational Resources, and scaffolding are among concepts discussed

Social learning in the online environment
Focus on the concept of social learning and what role technology can play in self and peer assessment, and group work.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reflective journalA reflective journal (3 entries) will be used to document participants' reflections on assessment in their own context.30%
ParticipationOnline assessment and feedback strategy. Participants will design a complete strategy including timeline, assessment and feedback briefs, and rationale for use of technology.30%
ParticipationCritique of current assessment and feedback. Participants will critique and evaluate the current assessment and feedback strategy for a module they teach on. They will evaluate what type of technology will enhance this cycle and provide a rationale.30%
ParticipationOnline participation through discussion forums and webinars. This will be through self assessment and instructor assessment.10%
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
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