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Experiences of assessment: Using phenomenography for evaluation. (English) Zbl 0972.68667
Summary: The aim of this paper is to explore the use of assessment as a tool for structuring students’ experiences within a networked learning environment. It is suggested that this investigation may have a wider bearing on issues raised by the idea of aligning teaching approach with the students’ approach to learning. The methods used are broadly phenomenographic and the use of this approach is proposed for the evaluation of networked learning in higher education. The work is drawn from the initial phase of a two-year study being undertaken at Lancaster University. The choice of phenomenography as the preferred methodological approach is explained and how this is appropriate for evaluation. An emphasis is placed upon the evaluative aspects of phenomenography, its focus on varieties of experience and the relationship between approaches adopted to learning and the outcomes of learning. The example, drawn from the research, examines student approaches in relation to the declared intentions of the course designers.
68U99 Computing methodologies and applications
97C40 Intelligence and aptitudes (aspects of mathematics education)
assessment; learning
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