Aligning and Combining: an Irish Case Study of an Assessment for Learning and Webinars for Feedback Approach in a Constructively Aligned, Online Module in Postgraduate Upskilling for Construction Professionals
The investigative case study presented here is an exploration of an online, multi-disciplinary, professional upskilling module that seeks to understand how participants perceived an online delivery, feedback and constructively-aligned assessment strategy. A validated survey, and subsequently a purposefully selected group of nine participants, informed the outcomes of this study. The findings, in brief, noted that the structure of the online course was well-received by the learners; with the key emergent themes focussing on the aligned approach to content, assessment and feedback as well as the flexibility that online (a)synchronous learning offered participants. Conversely, the use of webinars for feedback was found to be unpopular, specifically due to poor internet connectivity issues experienced by some participants. The findings from this case study will help inform the designers of online modules in their choices of technologies appropriate to online delivery as well as offering recommendations for practice in online assessment and feedback.
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McGuinness, Simon and Ryan, Barry
"Aligning and Combining: an Irish Case Study of an Assessment for Learning and Webinars for Feedback Approach in a Constructively Aligned, Online Module in Postgraduate Upskilling for Construction Professionals,"
Irish Journal of Academic Practice:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://arrow.dit.ie/ijap/vol7/iss1/6