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Insights for future assessment policies and procedures planning and design by open access online higher education providers

Moore, Catherine and Greenland, Steven J. (2016). Insights for future assessment policies and procedures planning and design by open access online higher education providers. In: DEANZ2016: Biennial Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand, 17-20 April 2016.

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Author Moore, Catherine
Greenland, Steven J.
Title Insights for future assessment policies and procedures planning and design by open access online higher education providers
Conference Name DEANZ2016: Biennial Conference
Conference Location Hamilton, New Zealand
Conference Dates 17-20 April 2016
Conference Publication Title DEANZ2016 Conference Proceedings: There and back: Charting flexible pathways in open, mobile and distance education
Place of Publication New Zealand
Publisher DEANZ
Publication Year 2016
Start Page 97
End Page 100
Total Pages 4
Abstract We argue that current online education assessment policies and procedures are based on the premise of the traditional student. The traditional student is typically studying full time, accessing campus facilities, and their studies form the main commitment in their lives. However, as student cohorts have evolved in the online teaching space it is no longer appropriate for institutions to base policy and procedure planning and development decisions on redundant learner characteristics. This paper provides the results of a thematic analysis undertaken with 226 online open access students. Top line results suggest strong connections between work commitments and the inability of online students to successfully complete their studies, due largely to outdated and inappropriate assessment policies and procedures. This research offers recommendations for higher educationonline assessment policy and procedure design, which should improve learner satisfaction and help to reduce online student attrition.
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