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Alternative assessment for effective open distance education

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dc.contributor.advisor Van den Berg, Geesje Oliver, Erna 2016-03-08T06:57:29Z 2016-03-08T06:57:29Z 2015-09
dc.identifier.citation Oliver, Erna (2015) Alternative assessment for effective open distance education, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The knowledge-driven, network society is founded upon technology. Educators need to implement technology effectively into the three main pillars of education, namely teaching, learning and assessment. This would assist students to become independent, confident and motivated life-long, self-directed learners that can use technology effectively in an educational environment. It would also ensure that graduates are able to become change agents, transferring their knowledge, skills and values to others in their communities. Alternative assessment methods that are technology driven could enable both educators and students to become more effective in a network society. This study advocates the use of alternative assessment methods by using technology driven assessment tools for possible replacement of traditional, paper based and "one size fits all" assessment methods within the subject field of Theology. Document analysis was used in a broad sense to evaluate technology-based multimedia documents. Ten documents were identified and evaluated as possible alternatives for traditional assessment methods. Inter-rater reliability ensured that the investigation provided constant estimates and results. The SECTIONS model used for this evaluation provided opportunities to include criteria important for higher education, the use of technology and subject relevant information to ensure that the evaluation was done with a specific purpose and scope in mind; to find technology-based tools that can substitute traditional assessment tools in order to enhance effective education to students. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 145 leaves) : color illustrations en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Alternative assessment en
dc.subject Assessment tools en
dc.subject Technology en
dc.subject Open distance learning en
dc.subject Student-centered learning en
dc.subject Blended learning en
dc.subject SECTIONS model en
dc.subject Effective education en
dc.subject Higher education en
dc.subject.ddc 378.16620968
dc.subject.lcsh Distance education -- South Africa -- Evaluation en
dc.subject.lcsh Open learning -- South Africa -- Evaluation en
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Higher -- South Africa -- Evaluation en
dc.subject.lcsh Educational evaluation -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Rating of -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Distance education students -- Rating of -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Educational technology -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Blended learning -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Student-centered learning -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Theology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh University of South Africa en
dc.title Alternative assessment for effective open distance education en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Educational Studies en M. Ed. (Open and Distance Learning)

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