The delivery stage
Inform learners of assessment criteria
To make sure the learners were informed about all the criteria for assessment
there was a detailed introduction written in the Toolbox content. We also
put together a specific little booklet for the learners of our College because
the information in the Toolbox is generic.
We did everything we could to support the delivery:
- Learners could either email tasks, fax, post or drop them off. All of that information was provided as part of their course materials.
- There was also the discussion board that sat with WebCT and there was an area where they could ask questions, get information or whatever.
- The staff in the Library were trained so that if learners landed in there looking for help, they could help them. That was all part of the Implementation Team’s work.
Manage the assessment process
- We set up a separate email account for the Retail online. The lecturers could flick between their own emails and the course email.
- Folders were set up inside that Inbox for each learner.
- Everything was printed off just for audit purposes in case we lost all the email records. We thought we should have a paper based backup.
- Storage and security were just normal College procedures.
- Recording, we did cover sheets and all that kind of stuff, nothing really new.
I know this has been a hot topic for discussion over the last couple of
People worry about this when there isn’t any workplace assessment involved as well. My personal view is that if someone wants to get someone else to do their written piece of work, ultimately they will have to demonstrate it in the course anyway.