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Use cases as a means of capturing e-assessment practices and identifying appropriate web services

Conole, Gráinne; Falconer, Isobel; Jeffrey, Anne and Littlejohn, Allison (2006). Use cases as a means of capturing e-assessment practices and identifying appropriate web services. In: 10th CAA International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference, 4-5 Jul 2006, Loughborough University. Loughborough, UK.

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The JISC-funded LADIE project has produced a set of use cases of learning activities derived through a series of workshops with practitioners ( From these an e-learning framework identifying the services needed to support learning activities has been produced. The Learning Activity Reference Model (LARM) is part of the e framework programme, to encourage people to design learning activities using appropriate technologies. A reference model such as the LARM provides a process for designing and implementing effective learning activities, from initial design, through requirements specification, to analysis of the technologies, specifications and standards necessary to meet those requirements. It identifies common requirements of reusable learning activities based in effective practice; and describes how these requirements can be met using existing and developing technologies, specifications and standards using a web services approach.

LADIE aimed to provide a bridge between the plethora of learning activities which practitioners might wish to develop and identification and implementations of appropriate web services to support these. This presentation will focus on the assessment dimensions articulated in the use cases and how these are mapped in the LARM. It will critique the pedagogical aspects of e-assessment as highlighted in these use case, by attempting to draw out the relationship between particular pedagogical approaches, tasks undertaken by the students and associated assessment activities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2006 Loughborough University
ISBN: 0-9539572-5-X, 978-0-9539572-5-5
Keywords: learning design; learning activity; higher education; academic professional development; technology-enhanced learning
Academic Unit/School: Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Item ID: 53528
Depositing User: Allison Littlejohn
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 14:38
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2019 13:41
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