Learning and Assessment: A Case Study-Going the Full Monty

Learning and Assessment: A Case Study-Going the Full Monty

Mary Panko (Unitec New Zealand, New Zealand)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-965-6.ch004
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This chapter reflects on the lessons learned by the developers of a courseabout self, peer, and group assessment for adult educators, large elementsof which were carried out via online discussion forums. In particular, thischapter will look in detail at the ways in which the learners used onlinediscussion forums and also examine particular exchanges to show how thegroup projects were developed in an online environment. From thesereflections come a number of pointers that may enable facilitators to eithermake changes to the way in which their courses are organised or highlightaspects to their students to enrich and simplify their learning experience.This case study represents the first iteration of an action research cyclewhere future investigations will lead to increasingly effective integration ofe-learning in the form of online discussions and the development of morestraightforward self, peer and group assessment.

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