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How do students understand and interpret learning gains? Perspectives from in-depth interviews of UK distance learners

Cross, Simon; Rogaten, Jekaterina; Bektik, Duygu; Whitelock, Denise and Rienties, Bart (2017). How do students understand and interpret learning gains? Perspectives from in-depth interviews of UK distance learners. In: SRHE Conference, 6-8 Dec 2017, Newport, Wales, UK.

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Universities are increasingly looking Learning Gains as a means for the effective measurement of student progress and the contribution they make to their students’ learning and development. However, there remains much to understand about the validity and reliability of these measures used. This paper seeks to probe the relationship between
how students understand and interpret the learning gains they experience and the proxy measures of learning gain such as assessment marks universities use. The findings are based on an analysis of nineteen semi-structured interviews of UK distance learners. The paper will present key findings and discuss their significance in respect to how to reconcile students own experience of gain and proxy measures of gain and the assumptions on which learning gain measures are predicated.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords: learning gains; learning analytics; assessment
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
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Item ID: 53061
Depositing User: Simon Cross
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2018 15:34
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 13:50
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