The investigative case study presented here is an exploration of an online, multi-disciplinary, professional up-skilling module that seeks to understand how participants perceived an online delivery, feedback and constructively aligned assessment strategy. Initially a validated survey, and subsequently a purposefully selected group of four participants informed the outcomes of this study. The findings, in brief, noted that the structure of the online course was well received by the learners; with the key emergent themes focussing on the aligned approach to content, assessment and feedback as well as the flexibility the online (a)synchronous learning offered participants. Conversely, the use of webinars for feedback was found to be less popular than other aspects of the online delivery, attributed to poor internet connectivity experienced by some participants. The findings from this case study will help inform the designers of online modules in their choices of technologies appropriate to online delivery as well as offering recommendations for practice in online assessment and feedback.
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McGuinness, Simon and Ryan, Barry
"Aligning and Combining: Using Webinars for Feedback in an Online Module in Postgraduate Up-skilling for Construction Professionals,"
Irish Journal of Academic Practice:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://arrow.tudublin.ie/ijap/vol7/iss1/6