Skip to the content

Improving co-learner interactions through web based online assessments within distant learning settings

Ingirige, MJB, Amaratunga, RDG, Dowdle, DL, Keraminiyage, KP, Goulding, JS, Baldry, D and Lees, MA 2006, Improving co-learner interactions through web based online assessments within distant learning settings , Project Report, University of Salford, Salford, UK. (Unpublished)

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (630kB) | Preview

    Abstract

    Distance education technologies have come into prominence during the last two decades of the 20th century. Propagation of these technologies, software development and methods of computer aided assessments have been fuelled by the advances in the Internet as a platform by which the various courses can be delivered. Web based tools, which are both classed as synchronous (using same time communications) and asynchronous (communications that do not require participants to exchange information at the same time) are being used for the purpose of delivering the DL courses. Although some of the tools utilised in these courses have the capability not only to communicate but address issues such as facilitating virtual tutor - learner interaction whilst achieving the intended learning outcomes, they are not utilised to its full potential. At the School of the Built Environment (SOBE) most of its Masters programmes are delivered via the distance learning mode and this area is given significant prominence in its teaching portfolio. This project investigates improving co-learner interactions within distance learning settings with the use of both formative and summative assessment methods available on web based DL tools.

    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Disaster Resilience
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Property and Facilities Management
    Publisher: University of Salford
    Funders: Teaching and Learning Quality Improvement Scheme
    Depositing User: Institutional Repository
    Date Deposited: 28 May 2009 14:09
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:57
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1986

    Document Downloads

    More statistics for this item...

    Actions (login required)

    Edit record (repository staff only)