Improving student approaches to online assessment in higher education

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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
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st D4|Learning international Conference Innovations in Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4Learning, 2015)
Editors Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen, Andras Szucs, Md. Saifuddin Khalid
Place of PublicationAalborg, Denmark
PublisherAalborg University
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9788771124057
ISBN (Print)9788771124026
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event1st D4 Learning International Conference: Innovations in Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4L) - Laereruddannelsen, University College Nordjylland, Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 17 Nov 201520 Nov 2015 (Conference website) (Conference proceedings)


Conference1st D4 Learning International Conference: Innovations in Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4L)
OtherD4Learning 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.
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