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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM317: Educational Technology in Practice

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Video/online presentation of ICT setup/infrastructure in own/local educational practice10-15 minutes presentation/edited video1-15Written peer assessment and tutor feedback
Constructive comments/discussion on presentations/videos from peersNo fixed word length1-15Written peer assessment and tutor feedback

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Theorised reflection/accompanying statement on ICT resources/ practice, revised on the basis of peer comments453,000 words 1-15Written summative feedback
Critical evaluation of the role of technology for informal learning453,000 words1-15Written summative feedback
Contributions to online discussions10500 words1-15Written summative feedback


Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Theorised reflectionRe-submission of theorised reflective statement1-146 weeks
Critical evaluationResubmission of critical evaluations1-146 weeks
Contributions to online discussionsReflection on online discussion experience (500 words)1-146 weeks

Re-assessment notes

Re-assessment of the online discussion contributions will be undertaken by means of  a 500 word written reflections of your own online discussion experience.