A Combination of Teacher-Led Assessment and Self-Assessment Drives the Learning Process in Online Master Degree in Transplantation

A Halawa, A Sharma, JM Bridson, D Prescott, Sarah Lyon, A Guha, DCM Taylor

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Background: Good performance in a summative assessment does not always equate to educational gain following a course. An educational programme may focus on improving student’s performance on a particular test instrument. For example, practicing multiple choice questions may lead to mastery of the instrument itself rather than testing the knowledge and its application. We designed an assessment strategy that consistently valid and reliable that would fit with the students with a range of 27 nationalities with a different institutional, cultural and educational background in this totally online masters programme in transplantation. Methods: Based on the published evidence, we analyzed 2 main assessment domains: (a) self-assessment and (b) peer-assessment. We compared them with traditional teacher-led assessment considering the diversity of students. Conclusion: We conclude that traditional teacher-led assessment supplemented by self-assessment is a strong drive in the learning process in this on-line course, whilst peer-assessment is challenging and associated with many flaws giving the diversity of our students. Peer-assessment may be unreliable and not valid due to the difference in the institutional background and variation in experience between the students.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-92
JournalWorld Journal of Education
Volume7
Issue number4
Early online date20 Aug 2017
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Aug 2017

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Keywords

  • self-assessment
  • peer-assessment
  • teacher-led assessment
  • distance learning
  • transplantation
  • andclinical education

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Halawa, A ; Sharma, A ; Bridson, JM ; Prescott, D ; Lyon, Sarah ; Guha, A ; Taylor, DCM. / A Combination of Teacher-Led Assessment and Self-Assessment Drives the Learning Process in Online Master Degree in Transplantation. In: World Journal of Education. 2017 ; Vol. 7, No. 4. pp. 85-92.
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