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ERIC Number: EJ1016864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0818-8068
Could MOOCs Answer the Problems of Teaching AQF-Required Skills in Australian Tertiary Programmes?
Fraser, Kym; Ryan, Yoni
Australian Universities' Review, v55 n2 p93-98 2013
From 2015, Australian universities will be required to demonstrate that their programmes explicitly teach and assess achievement of, knowledge and skills, and the application of both as specified by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Over the last twenty years, the sector has applied significant effort and resources to embedding the development of skills through tertiary programmes. Despite these national and institutional efforts, employer and industry concerns remain about the quality of graduate skills. The authors propose a "massive open online course" (MOOC) approach to teaching and assessing AQF required skills. As an example, the paper identifies the skills MOOCs that would need to be developed by experts in each skill area for AQF level 9 masters by coursework programmes. The proposed MOOC would include assessment tasks and rubrics allowing students to develop and demonstrate achievement of the AQF required skills. The assessment tasks could be used by institutions to provide evidence of attainment of coursework masters standards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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