PDP WorkshopFirst Experiences of running an HEO module:Taking an online approach Yong Xue & Pete Chalk, CCTM
CS1H04N: Computer Systems ArchitectureThe story so far… • Sem 1: used on-line LMU PDP athttp://www.londonmet.ac.uk/ugstudy/pdp/ • Two PDP-related assignments:1. PDP start of course (wk 6, 10%)2. PDP feedback, OPP & CV (wk 12, 20%) • Issues: large module, many TAs, many handins, and how to mark the PDP? • Marking 0/10 and 0/10/20 (nosub, sub, ‘reflective’)
Semester 2 - WebCT • CS1H04N running again, but small group • Use WebCT – advantagesonline submission & access to assignmentsmultiple choice quiz for CSA contentshared access to assignment markingcommunity of learning & shared feedback • Created PDP WebCT Template (sem 1) & instantiated for whole HEO module
How did the module change? • Students (& staff) are learning how to use WebCT & online communication • Biggest change unrelated, to change assignment 2: “reflect upon the content of the PDP, and your research report, … describe the development of your skills and knowledge”
On-line PDP alternatives • Delivering the PDP booklet (LMU now) - problem is no shared access • Using WebCT in core modules- problem is no continuity • Develop local solution like TVU(pto) - problem is lack of external standardisation & interoperability
Example of university specific on-line PDP: TVUhttp://progressfiles.tvu.ac.uk/tvufdtl/Guest/MainMenu.jsp
An on-line future? • Why? External agencies, government, employer may require progress file (transcript + PDP) & rest of sector:http://www.cetis.ac.uk/members/PDPcontent/PDPinstitutions • Access granted to all who need it: student, PAA, core module tutor, academic admin, employers • Interoperable: part of single integrated system, eg eVision & external software (SITS project or LUSID - lusid.liv.ac.uk) • Do we wait, do we develop?