Whose standards?: Asking students to generate the marking key in a multimedia unit
Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
School of Communications and Multimedia / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications
This paper investigates the learning experience of adult learners engaged in an online learning environment that utilises constructivist principles. In particular this paper explores students' responses to increasing the authenticity of assessment by asking them to generate the assessment rubric for their major assignment. The investigation was facilitated through a case study of a course with an online component, that was redesigned to enhance the student learning experience. During the course students and tutors were asked to complete a semi-structured survey probing their learning experience and response to key learning activities. These surveys and other data were compiled to provide the representation of the learning experience reflecting both student and instructor attitudes. Overall most students appreciated being involved in the generation of the marking key, and their feedback will be used to adjust the unit further.