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The introduction and refinement of the assessment of digitally recorded audio presentations

Sinclair, Stefanie (2016). The introduction and refinement of the assessment of digitally recorded audio presentations. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-learning, 31(2) pp. 163–175.

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Abstract

This case study critically evaluates benefits and challenges of a form of assessment included in a final year undergraduate Religious Studies Open University module, which combines a written essay task with a digital audio recording of a short oral presentation. Based on the
analysis of student and tutor feedback and sample assignments, this study critically examines how teaching and learning practices linked to this novel form of assessment have been iteratively developed in
light of the project findings over a period of two years. It concludes that while this form of assessment poses a number of challenges, it can create valuable opportunities for the development of transferable twenty-first-century graduate employability skills as well as deep,
effective learning experiences, particularly – though not exclusively – in distance learning settings.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Open University
ISSN: 1469-9958
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Assessing oral presentations at a distanceGEN962Higher Education Academy
Keywords: Oral presentations; employability; digital technology; podcasts; assessment
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology > Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 46881
Depositing User: Stefanie Sinclair
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2016 14:49
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 14:23
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46881
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