This initiative has been set up to achieve the following:
- To crystallise the nature of good WPL assessment practices
- To explore the use of mobile enabled technology in online WPL assessment practice at CSU
- To strengthen collaboration between uImagine and EFPI at the nexus of research and online technology in PBE
- To advance CSU as recognised national leader in PBE and online learning
- To underpin assessment and moderation of PBE in online learning spaces with research evidence
- To enhance innovation and showcasing PBE in online learning spaces
Significant & Benefit
CSU is a national leader in professional education and the largest distance education provider in Australia. This collaboration will meaningfully strengthen the very nexus of these two educational flagships of CSU: Practice-based and online (incl. distance education). People who would benefit from this collaboration include CSU staff, CSU students and workplace educators of CSU students.
By helping them to make better use of personal mobile technologies and site available technologies to assess and moderate their learning across the learning spaces (physical/virtual, personal/social, on campus/in workplaces/in other settings e.g. communities).
By enhancing their capacity to assess and moderate student learning in workplace placements by making good use of mobile digital technologies such as Interact 2, InPlace, Smart Tools.
By providing them with online support resources, professional development opportunities and assisting them to achieve shared understanding of assessment and moderation of student learning and performance in their workplace by making good use of digital devices.
- Crystallise what is known about the pedagogical features that enhance WPL assessment and moderation in online arenas
- Understand current processes and practices across the faculty at CSU.
- Engage with staff from the faculties and industry partners who supervise CSU students responsible for assessment.
- Map the functional requirements of online learning and mobile digital technology for WPL assessment
- Develop an empirical study with student and staff stakeholders within selected CSU courses to explore online pedagogy that enhances WPL to collect an evidence base which will help to connect advanced pedagogical strategies for WPL assessment and moderation practices at CSU with online learning designs and technologies.
- Explore current WPL assessment and moderation practices and artefacts with targeted professional education courses with a particular focus on paper work versus technology.
- Design and develop a prototype for a mobile based online system to pilot during 2015.
- Development of good practices guidelines to enhance WPL assessment
- Identify meaningful learning analytics for WPL assessment and moderation practices in professional education courses to measure impact and outcomes of WPL
- Develop sustainable strategies towards building technology supported WPL assessment and moderation capability of CSU staff and educators in workplaces
- Develop recommendations that assist in defining future direction and progress of a technology-enhanced system.