Studying via the Internet using information tools is a common activity for students in higher education. With students accessing their subject material via the Internet, studies have shown that students have difficulty understanding the complete purpose of an assessment which leads to poor information search practices. The determination of the relevant information for particular learning assessments is the topic of this paper as it describes a case study that focuses on the information tool use of a small group of participants and is a continuation of a similar research study. The study and discussed research findings point to a student’s lack of capacity to fully engage with material online and the need for particular interventions to focus higher education students on the relevant learning cues. The findings of this case study form the foundations for future research with particular implications for the development of online assessment tasks for higher education
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 1th D4|Learning international Conference Innovations in Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4Learning, 2015)|
|Editors||Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen, Andras Szucs, Md. Saifuddin Khalid|
|Place of Publication||Aalborg, Denmark|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||1st D4 Learning International Conference: Innovations in Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4L) - Laereruddannelsen, University College Nordjylland, Aalborg, Denmark|
Duration: 17 Nov 2015 → 20 Nov 2015
http://www.d4l.aau.dk/ (Conference website)
http://vbn.aau.dk/files/222220391/D4Learning_Proceedings_2015_OA_e_BOOK_Version.pdf (Conference proceedings)
|Conference||1st D4 Learning International Conference: Innovations in Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4L)|
|Period||17/11/15 → 20/11/15|
|Other||D4Learning 2015, the International Conference on Innovations with Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4L), aims at becoming a biannual forum and meeting place for presenting and discussing: |
New digital/educational practices;
New digital/educational environments;
New and innovative educational strategies
Design of teaching/learning for inclusion.
Institutional policies with respect to the challenge of inclusion.
The proceedings will be published as an open access e-Book by Aalborg University Press.
Smith, D., Qayyum, M. A., & Welsh, S. (2015). Improving student approaches to online assessment in higher education. In E. K. Sorensen, A. Szucs, & M. S. Khalid (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1th D4|Learning international Conference Innovations in Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4Learning, 2015) (Vol. 1, pp. 75-80). Aalborg University.