Testing Times: Traditional Examination and Asynchronous Learning

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Because assessment reflects course pedagogy, aims, objectives but also broader institutional and cultural expectations, traditional examination still has a role in the new media of asynchronous, distance learning. This paper recounts experiences of incorporating such examination within an Internet-delivered, GIScience programme, outlining some logistical and learning limitations of doing so. A pedagogical dualism for or against traditional examination is argued to be narrow and unnecessarily restrictive; focus is instead given to modifying traditional assessment to meet learning needs. A hybrid of seen and unseen examination is discussed. Feedback from students suggests the approach is welcome but unequal access to learning resources is a problem.

Keywords: Asynchronous learning; GIScience; distance learning; examination

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098260500030413

Affiliations: School of Geographical Sciences University of Bristol UK

Publication date: March 1, 2005

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