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An example of assessment being an integral part of a service course

Zetterqvist, Lena LU (2007) IASE Satellite Conference On Assessing Student Learning in Statistics
Abstract
When designing a new basic course in statistics for students in Environmental Engineering at Lund University, our aim was that assessment should be an integral part of the course. We found that there were several factors to be considered, such as how the assessment should be in line with the goals of the course and with the teaching method. One piece of the assessment is a major project and we discuss how we have organized it to give timely and constructive feedback to the students. In this course, the students have their own personal computer available at each lesson and at the exam. This opens up for new possibilities when assessing student learning but also create new problems. A number of pros and cons of using computers at the exam... (More)
When designing a new basic course in statistics for students in Environmental Engineering at Lund University, our aim was that assessment should be an integral part of the course. We found that there were several factors to be considered, such as how the assessment should be in line with the goals of the course and with the teaching method. One piece of the assessment is a major project and we discuss how we have organized it to give timely and constructive feedback to the students. In this course, the students have their own personal computer available at each lesson and at the exam. This opens up for new possibilities when assessing student learning but also create new problems. A number of pros and cons of using computers at the exam are given. (Less)
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feedback, computers at the exam, projects, Basic course in statistics
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IASE Satellite Conference On Assessing Student Learning in Statistics
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  abstract     = {When designing a new basic course in statistics for students in Environmental Engineering at Lund University, our aim was that assessment should be an integral part of the course. We found that there were several factors to be considered, such as how the assessment should be in line with the goals of the course and with the teaching method. One piece of the assessment is a major project and we discuss how we have organized it to give timely and constructive feedback to the students. In this course, the students have their own personal computer available at each lesson and at the exam. This opens up for new possibilities when assessing student learning but also create new problems. A number of pros and cons of using computers at the exam are given.},
  author       = {Zetterqvist, Lena},
  keyword      = {feedback,computers at the exam,projects,Basic course in statistics},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {An example of assessment being an integral part of a service course},
  year         = {2007},
}