Kist, Alexander A. and Brodie, Lyn (2011) SPIDER – enabling seminar presentations for distance education. In: 39th SEFI Annual Conference: Global Engineering Recognition, Sustainability and Mobility (SEFI 2011), 27-30 Sep 2011, Lisbon, Portugal.
Key graduate attributes of engineering students do not only focus on technical but also transferable skills. With the rapid changes in technology, skills such as critical evaluation and lifelong learning are becoming a major focus of educators. The nature of distance education makes it difficult to provide students with opportunities to develop and hone these skills. A SPIDER Activity is a comprehensive learning and assessment strategy including Selection, Preparation and Investigation, Discussion, Evaluation and Reflection. The activity is supported by a custom learning management system implementation in Moodle. This learning activity has been trialled in a number of subjects and evidence suggests that student learning outcomes have improved. This study focuses on how this tool is used by students and particularly investigates the relationship between peer assessment and the level of student engagement. The SPIDER tool enables several key features of good assessment and this work provides evidence of increased student engagement by analyzing the comments students provided for their peers.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||c. Society for European Engineering Education.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||transferable skills; technical writing; presentations; peer assessment; distance education; student engagement|
|Depositing User:||Ms Lyn Brodie|
|Date Deposited:||12 Apr 2012 03:02|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 00:58|
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