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Online Learning and Assessment in Higher Education

Book Description

The use of e-learning strategies in teaching is becoming increasingly popular, particularly in higher education. Online Learning and Assessment in Higher Education recognises the key decisions that need to be made by lecturers in order to introduce e-learning into their teaching. An overview of the tools for e-learning is provided, including the use of Web 2.0 and the issues surrounding the use of e-learning tools such as resources and support and institutional policy. The second part of the book focuses on e-assessment; design principles, different forms of online assessment and the benefits and limitations of e-assessment.

  • Provides an accessible introduction to teaching with technology
  • Addresses the basic aspects of decision-making for successful introduction of e-learning, drawing on relevant pedagogical principles from contemporary learning theories
  • Crosses boundaries between the fields of higher education and educational technology (within the discipline of education), drawing on discourse from both areas

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. List of figures and tables
  8. About the authors
  9. Chapter 1: Where to start
    1. Introduction
    2. How students learn
    3. What is good teaching practice in higher education?
    4. What are the characteristics of your students?
    5. What are your characteristics as a teacher?
    6. The learning and teaching context
    7. Identifying the learning objectives
    8. Reconceptualising your teaching
    9. Illustrating the ideas in this chapter ...
    10. Summary
  10. Chapter 2: Teaching with technology – considering your options
    1. Introduction
    2. Technology affordances and learning outcomes
    3. Institutional policy and infrastructure
    4. The evolution of internet technologies for learning and assessment
    5. First generation internet technologies: options for interaction
    6. First generation internet technologies: options for managing content
    7. Web 2.0 and other new options for interaction
    8. Web 2.0 and other new options for managing content
    9. Even newer options …
    10. Student support
    11. Management and administrative issues
    12. Deciding your options
    13. Illustrating the ideas in this chapter …
    14. Summary
  11. Chapter 3: Online learning design and development
    1. Introduction
    2. Theories and models guiding online learning design
    3. Aligning learning objectives, activities and assessment
    4. Designing online learning activities, resources and support
    5. Interaction between users: online discussion activities
    6. Interaction between users: activities using other communication forms
    7. Interaction with content
    8. Creation of content: individual and group activities
    9. Giving activity feedback: principles, options and issues
    10. Developing your design
    11. General student support issues
    12. Managing and administering online learning
    13. Illustrating the ideas in this chapter …
    14. Summary
  12. Chapter 4: Online assessment
    1. Introduction
    2. Why assess?
    3. Who assesses?
    4. Some aspects of assessment design
    5. Using the online environment for assessment
    6. Quizzes for summative assessment
    7. Supporting students
    8. Managing and administering assessment
    9. Illustrating the ideas in this chapter …
    10. Summary
  13. Chapter 5: Evaluation
    1. Introduction
    2. Some evaluation concepts
    3. Evaluation and online learning design, development and implementation
    4. Designing your evaluation plan
    5. Managing, reporting and acting on the evaluation
    6. Acting on the evaluation
    7. Illustrating the ideas in this chapter …
    8. Summary
  14. Chapter 6: Conclusion
    1. Introduction
    2. Introducing online learning and assessment – a brief review
    3. Accommodating emerging technologies
    4. Illustrating the ideas in this chapter …
    5. Summary
  15. Chapter 7: Introducing online learning and assessment – a planning guide
  16. References
  17. Index