Moore, Teresa and Danaher, Patrick Alan and Harreveld, R. E. (Bobby) (2007) The role of assessment in developing potentials for student learning: multiple perspectives on undergraduate distance and online course assessment practices at an Australian university. In: 12th Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction: Developing Potentials for Learning, 28 August-1 Sept 2007, Budapest, Hungary.
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ｷTo map current assessment practices and tasks in the
university’s undergraduate distance and online courses.
ｷTo conduct a theoretically informed analysis of those
practices and tasks.
ｷTo generate a set of evidence-based recommendations
for the refinement of those practices and tasks and the
dissemination of the findings of that analysis.
ｷWhat was the range of assumptions and attitudes
underpinning the academics’ assessment practices and
tasks in the selected undergraduate distance and online
courses at Central Queensland University?
ｷHow did those assumptions and attitudes create and
constrain assessment as a crucial element of student
The study’s methodology was centred on the planning and
enactment of a single, exploratory case study (Yin, 2002,
2003), guided by appropriate ethical procedures.
Gee’s (1996a, 1996b) ‘Big D/little d’ D/discourse theory
was the method used to analyse the results of the review of
the course profiles and the interview transcripts. This
method is attentive to the underpinning organising
structures as well as the ‘language bits’ that reflect
individuals’ and groups’ worldviews.
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|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Item Status:||Live Archive|
|Additional Information:||Not published, therefore no copyright restrictions.|
|Depositing User:||Assoc Prof Patrick Danaher|
|Faculty / Department / School:||Historic - Faculty of Education|
|Date Deposited:||06 May 2008 03:01|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:50|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||assessment, Australia, Central Queensland University, distance education, learning, online education, undergraduate|
|Fields of Research :||13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
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