A preliminary investigation into technology and processes facilitating the assurance of learning

von Konsky, B. R., Watkins, A., Atkinson, D., & Broadley, Tania (2012) A preliminary investigation into technology and processes facilitating the assurance of learning. In Brown, M., Hartnett, M., Stewart, T. M., Massey, University, & Net, Spot (Eds.) ASCILITE 2012 - Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE, Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum, Wellington.

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This paper reports on the outcomes from a preliminary evaluation of technologies and processes intended to support the Assurance of Learning initiative in the business faculty of an Australian university. The study investigated how existing institutional information systems and operational processes could be used to support direct measures of student learning and the attainment of intended learning goals. The levels at which learning outcomes had been attained were extracted from the University Learning Management System (LMS), based on rubric data for three assessments in two units. Spreadsheets were used to link rubric criteria to the learning goals associated with the assessments as identified in a previous curriculum mapping exercise, and to aggregate the outcomes. Recommendations arising from this preliminary study are made to inform a more comprehensive pilot based on this approach, and manage the quality of student learning experiences in the context of existing processes and reporting structures.

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ID Code: 93406
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: AACSB, Accreditation, Assurance of learning, Learning analytics, Rubric, TEQSA, Curricula, Information management, Engineering education, HERN
ISBN: 9780473229894
Deposited On: 07 Mar 2016 01:58
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 01:35

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