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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2020 - 2021

Module Title
Module Code

Online Module Resources

NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

E-portfolios are recognised as an innovative learning and personal development tool for undergraduate students to learn about achievement of important course, academic and personal outcomes over time, to make connections among separate parts of the curriculum, to gain insights leading to improvement, and to develop distinct identities as individuals and as learners. Moreover, they can help students plan their own academic pathways as they being to understand their own personal, academic and career strengths and weaknesses. Students will build on the development of their own ePortfolio from Years 1 & 2, tracking your personal, professional and academic development throughout the course of your final year studies and how your development has advanced over the course of the degree programme. Similar to Years 1 & 2, this e-Portfolio will be used to reflect on your development over the course of the entire degree programme, linking learnings from across years to critically reflect on your sustainability journey in your undergraduate degree. Students will use e-portfolios to gather their work, reflect upon strengths and weaknesses, and strive to improve on individual skills over the course of their degree programme.

Learning Outcomes

1. Build their personal and academic identities by completing complex projects across multiple areas and reflecting on their capabilities and progress during the year
2. Integrate and connect learnings across courses and over time
3. Develop self-assessment abilities to judge the quality of their own work using the same criteria experts use
4. Plan their own academic and career pathways as they identify what they know and what they still need to learn
5. Develop digital learning and literacy skills through a 100% online learning and assessment environment

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Participation in online lectures/seminars
Independent Study101Independent reading, expansion on in-class material and completion of practical exercises
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

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
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
Indicative Reading List

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