Technologies to assess complex learning in capstone units

Two case studies

Margot McNeill*

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Abstract

Capstone or final year units ideally provide an opportunity for students to integrate the knowledge and learning experiences from their whole degree program to equip them for dealing with complex situations in the next phases of their careers, whether that is in the workplace or further study. These units scaffold students to synthesise their discipline knowledge with intellectual skills, yet designing the learning and assessment activities can be challenging for academics; firstly in managing an already crowded curricula and secondly in devising assessment strategies that adequately reflect students' achievements in complex domains. This paper describes two case studies from different disciplines in an Australian research-intensive university, which use a range of technologies to support and assess complex learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2009
EditorsSampson D. G. Kinshuk, M. Spector, P. Isaias, D. Ifenthaler
Pages496-498
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventIADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA - 2009 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 20 Nov 200922 Nov 2009

Other

OtherIADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA - 2009
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period20/11/0922/11/09

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Complex learning
  • Educational technologies

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    McNeill, M. (2009). Technologies to assess complex learning in capstone units: Two case studies. In S. D. G. Kinshuk, M. Spector, P. Isaias, & D. Ifenthaler (Eds.), IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2009 (pp. 496-498)