Reframing e-assessment: building professional nursing and academic attributes in a first year nursing course

Lawrence, Jill and Loch, Birgit and Galligan, Linda (2008) Reframing e-assessment: building professional nursing and academic attributes in a first year nursing course. Learning, Media and Technology, 33 (3). pp. 169-189. ISSN 1743-9884

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This paper documents the relationships between pedagogy and e-assessment in two nursing courses offered at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. The courses are designed to build the academic, numeracy and technological attributes student nurses need if they are to succeed at university and in the nursing profession. The paper first outlines the management systems supporting the two courses and how they intersect with the e-learning and e-assessment components of course design. These pedagogical choices are then reviewed. While there are lessons to be learnt and improvements to be made, preliminary results suggest students and staff are extremely supportive of the courses. The e-assessment is very positively received with students reporting increased confidence and competency in numeracy, as well as IT, academic, research and communication skills.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Birgit Loch
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2008 01:40
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: pedagogy; e-assessment; nursing; University of Southern Queensland; embedded technology; first year; assessment; interdisciplinary
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080503 Networking and Communications
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/17439880802324020
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4328

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