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Measuring learning outcomes at the course and unit level: Development and implementation of electronic course and unit reports at the University of Tasmania

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Saunders, CI and Booth, S, Measuring learning outcomes at the course and unit level: Development and implementation of electronic course and unit reports at the University of Tasmania, Tertiary Education and Management Conference 2013 Refereed Papers, 15-18 September 2013, Hobart, pp. 145-155. ISBN 978-0-9808563-3-0 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

The Australian higher education sector has recently l,lildergone significant changes in quality assurance and standards. Universities are increasingly required to demonstrate student achievement of learning outcomes at the course and unit level. In light of this, the University of Tasmania has developed electronic Course and Unit Report templates through a comprehensive consultation process across the university. The templates were subsequently trialled with 10 courses and 36 units, providing an opportunity for the design and functionality of the reports and the accessibility and functionality of the software to be tested and reviewed. The trial highlighted the need for: fitness for purpose; alignment to other university systems/databases; software compatibility; flexibility of access, and; a central repository for all Course/Unit Coordinators. The reports provide a valid, standardised approach to measure learning outcomes, map and evaluate the quality and performance, and promote quality, consistency and transparency, of units and courses across the university.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:learning outcomes, course reporting, quality assurance, unit reporting
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:School/Institution
Objective Field:School/Institution Policies and Development
Author:Saunders, CI (Dr Cassie Saunders)
Author:Booth, S (Dr Sara Booth)
ID Code:90833
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Division of the DVC (Students and Education)
Deposited On:2014-04-28
Last Modified:2017-11-13
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