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ERIC Number: EJ844457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1479-7860
Assessed Online Discussion Groups in Biology Education
Cann, Alan J.; Calvert, Jane E.; Masse, Karine L.; Moffat, Kevin G.
Bioscience Education e-Journal, v8 Article 4 Nov 2006
Sophisticated software such as Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are rapidly being deployed by universities. Despite widespread use of such systems, experience shows that there is frequently poor pedagogic development, leading primarily to use of VLEs as electronic document repositories rather than as online learning systems in which the available suite of tools are used to their full potential. Online assessment is the major potential efficiency gain of such systems, but most staff do not scratch the surface of the full capabilities of the software. Based on our experience, we describe practical guidelines for a model of online assessment which promotes deep versus superficial learning, encourages higher level learning competencies and inclusivity. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom