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Assessment issues on a web-based course

Weller, Martin (2002). Assessment issues on a web-based course. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 27(2) pp. 109–116.

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Web-based courses are becoming increasingly popular. The use of new technology raises issues relating to pedagogy, content and interaction. As these issues are addressed there needs to be a subsequent alteration in the type of assessment used on such courses and the associated procedures. This paper examines the assessment on a popular web-based course offered by the UK Open University. The assessment is web based and submitted electronically, with a student-created web site replacing the traditional exam. The paper examines student feedback and the lessons learnt from the presentation of this course. The broader issues web-based assessment raises for educators, students and universities are then discussed. These include the creation of a technical barrier in the assessment process, the degree to which technical skills are taught in any course, the tension between individuality and robustness in submissions and the detection of plagiarism.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2002 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1469-297X
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 1062
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 22 May 2006
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:49
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