Towards relating delivery methods and examination success: lessons learned from the VALO LLP project case study

Rahanu, Harjinder and Georgiadou, Elli and Siakas, Kerstin and Ekert, Damjan and Messanarz, Richard and Abeysinghe, Geetha (2015) Towards relating delivery methods and examination success: lessons learned from the VALO LLP project case study. Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, 27 (8). pp. 555-564. ISSN 2047-7481

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Abstract

Didactic, teacher-centred approaches and rote learning have long been discredited and gradually replaced by participative, interactive and creative learning sessions. Formal classroom sessions are being replaced or augmented by self-directed study increasingly in distance mode. The evolution and affordability of technologies enables massive participation in studies, not only for short training for professional updating but also for longer study periods and attainment of qualifications. The rapid changes in society and technology demand that everybody continuously updates their knowledge and skills in their area of expertise and gain knowledge, skills and competencies in other areas for a successful life of careers and not necessarily a career for life as was the norm in the past. It is important to safeguard the quality of independent assessment and certification methods. In this paper we consider the main delivery methods and their impact on assessment methods and associated results. With reference to the ECQA framework and the recently completed EU co-funded Lifelong Learning Programme project VALO we juxtapose the delivery methods used and the examination results at different partner institutions. We extract observed issues and trends, which could be principles to be adopted by future projects with regards to process improvement and performance enhancement.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Article first published online: 1 JUL 2015
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
Item ID: 15909
Notes on copyright: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Rahanu, H., Georgiadou, E., Siakas, K., Ekert, D., Messanarz, R., and Abeysinghe, G. (2015) Towards relating delivery methods and examination success: lessons learned from the VALO LLP project case study. J. Softw. Evol. and Proc., 27: 555–564. doi: 10.1002/smr.1726., which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smr.1726. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-820227.html#terms).
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Depositing User: Harjinder Rahanu
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 12:04
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 09:16
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/15909

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