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ERIC Number: EJ1180056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2292-8588
Flexible Weighting in Online Distance Education Courses
Brockerhoff-Macdonald, Bettina; Morrison, Moira; Manitowabi, Susan
International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, v33 n1 2018
Are current evaluation scheme practices really inclusive of differing teaching and learning preferences and cultural sensitivities? Are students and faculty satisfied with the assignments they have now? Do assignments accurately reflect a student's learning and skill acquisition? How can students be given assignment options to engage them more fully without increasing workload for faculty? This paper will examine how the flexible weighting option responds to the learning needs of students by promoting their success, building on their strengths, and giving them a sense of ownership and choice. Results of this pilot project have shown that flexible weighting can encourage student engagement and reduce their stress. What does this mean for faculty? Any course with a variety of assignments can implement flexible weighting. Flexible weighting can be successfully applied in courses regardless of the method of delivery and can be adapted for courses in a variety of disciplines.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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