Design: Learning Outcomes and Assessments

After completing the Design section of the course the learner should be able to:

LO1.  Produce an initial working ‘sketch’ of the e-assessment design idea

Task: This design will be structured using the headings of Journalistic Questions i.e. What, Who, Where, When, How, Why. To do this read the Design Tips and Checklist and the Wikipedia entry for Journalistic Questions

Method: Max 400 words summary in Your Blog

LO2.  Complete the E-Assessment Design Template

Task: Using your initial e-assessment design sketch information (and the work you have produced in the previous assessments complete the design template to produce a first formal design document. This is a link to the editable word version of the template that will download the file to your computer. To help you get started this is a link to a real world example from the original CITEA project. The idea behind the template is very simple – to provide a common basis for describing an e-assessment design problem, the proposed solution, and a common way of sharing this with others. It also doubles up as a very useful Verification / Quality Assurance tool by enabling the recording of the changes made and how the verifier / inspector can find the information they need. Besides this, the template provides a useful tool for reflection and collaboration. You can, and should, alter it to suit your own needs - the main thing is to start recording your ideas and the rationale behind them.

Method:  Length: As long as required

LO3.  Share the completed design template with a colleague for comment and feedback and further refinement

Task: Send the previously completed template to a colleague(s) and ask them to add comments and annotations – refine the design taking the feedback into account - it will be easier to do this face to face if you can.

Method: Produce another version of your design template with any alterations made as a result of your colleague's feedback highlighted (together with an explanation for the changes you have made)

LO4.  Submit the design template with any supporting materials to the college quality office / department for feedback and comment

Task: Show your design template to the quality officer / reviewer. Receive feedback from colleague(s) and reflect on what changes to make

Method: Make adaptions to your template if needed in the light of feedback