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Sarah Whitfield – unit 9 independent study.

Coding of questionnaires qualitative data

Code e-learning tools Q2.


What e-learning tools do you use to aid students’ self-
evaluation, annotation, research or any other written work?

What How integrated

Pebble pad – e-portfolio Store research & plan projects


Website creation Used to exhibit processes

blackboard Aid research. Contact students via


email and view demonstrations
Most examples (listed on Q) Extend learning activities & help
with differentiation. Encourages
autonomous learning.
Moodle (VLE) Used to update assignments and
use of forums
Screencasts Used as evidence of
developmental work, this is
annotated and evaluated.
Code Differentiation Q3.
Do you use any technology to enable differentiation such as
video or audio as an alternative to written work?

What How

Video for evaluations Must be dyslexic or disabled to be


acceptable. Must be innovative.
Difficult finding a quiet space to
record this.
Audio, blogs, video Used for reflective work and group
discussions.
Digital demonstrations Via blackboard (VLE). Flexible
working when and where.
Video tutorials Work through at own pace. Step
by step tutorial can improve
retention.
Learning log in video format Video format used as for many
student English is not primary
language.
Audio podcasts Evidence of art history discussions
Code Assessment Q4.
Are any of the methods mentioned used for assessment?
Video for evaluations Must be dyslexic or disabled

Audio, blogs, video Waiting for feedback from


assessment team at Edexcel
Upload work to forums to Awarded higher marks for
generate feedback and discussion. research and evaluation.

Webquests Students must build own


webquest to pass the module.
YouTube, research links online youTube used to differentiate
learning. Links referenced in
research used as part of
assessment.
Discussion podcast Used as assessment evidence and
Level 3 Communication portfolio
Code Extend Q5.
Do you provide any e-learning resources to extend learning
activity?
Watch video or resource in Wiki Not done often as students have
difficulty logging on.
Web links, blogs, website creation Students showcase evidence as a
blog or website.

Access to resources remotely Do not need tutor present

Online resources, PDF, video, slide Accessed before session time


shows.
Moodle sometimes. Collection of
web resources build up over time
Moodle, blogs Learners get involved with setting
up blogs.
Blackboard Handouts and podcasts can be
accessed at home to increase
understanding of software and
increase skills.
Code Assist Q6.
Would the introduction of any of the e-learning methods above
assist students with any aspect of the course?
Most e-learning methods (listed in Q) would assist students and
teachers greatly. Tutors need to keep themselves up to date and need
help seeing how various options can achieve certain criteria.
Easy to update, can be accessed from home. This mode of
communication taps into the culture of the learner and indicates a
stepping into their world.
They improve peripheral skills and encourage community within the
course. Students can direct their learning in a more flexible way
outside of lessons.
Less time to prepare handouts or exercises.

Student who can’t attend class can contribute from a distance.