The Online Coursework Evaluation (OCME) project will evaluate the innovative work undertaken by the University of Exeter in developing an end-to-end coursework management solution which is completely paper-free and supports administrative processes, academic pedagogy and the student experience. Exeter is in a unique position to provide an evaluation which will be of sector-wide benefit: • One of the first institutions to deliver an enterprise system available to every College; • The project has required significant process and policy review which has driven the development effort; • The technical approach of integrating Moodle with Turnitin to provide a single solution; • We will use innovative technologies such as surface computers to evaluate the impact on both process and pedagogy; • Exeter is experienced in the use of innovative evaluation techniques. The project will evaluate all aspects of managing a large project with significant technological, pedagogical and political challenges and use the outcomes to develop best practice models for managing online assignments.

OCME: Online Coursework Management Evaluation

This project has now completed. The final project evaluation report is available here , and briefing paper on the OCME tool  here . For all project outputs please see The Design Studio

Summary

The Online Coursework Evaluation (OCME) project will evaluate the innovative work undertaken by the University of Exeter in developing an end-to-end coursework management solution which is completely paper-free and supports administrative processes, academic pedagogy and the student experience.

Exeter is in a unique position to provide an evaluation which will be of sector-wide benefit:

  • One of the first institutions to deliver an enterprise system available to every College;
  • The project has required significant process and policy review which has driven the development effort;
  • The technical approach of integrating Moodle with Turnitin to provide a single solution;
  • We will use innovative technologies such as surface computers to evaluate the impact on both process and pedagogy;
  • Exeter is experienced in the use of innovative evaluation techniques.

The project will evaluate all aspects of managing a large project with significant technological, pedagogical and political challenges and use the outcomes to develop best practice models for managing online assignments.

Objectives

The overarching aim of the OCME project is to undertake an in-depth evaluation of the use of an online coursework management system as it is adopted at the University of Exeter. It will evidence the benefits to Exeter and to the wider community and will report on lessons learned to support the wider aims of the JISC Assessment and feedback programme.

Anticipated Outputs and Outcomes

As well as a strategic evaluation report and briefing paper, the project will deliver separate workpackages with detailed evaluation of the impact of:

  • Enterprise rollout of the solution
  • University policies and processes
  • The technical approach taken
  • Pedagogical changes
  • The evaluation methods employed

Project Staff

Project Manager

Sue Milward
University of Exeter,
Education Enhancement
01392 725539
S.A.Milward@exeter.ac.uk

Project Team

Marge Clarke
University of Exeter
Education Enhancement
01392 725715
M.L.Clarke@exeter.ac.uk

Liz Dunne
University of Exeter
Education Enhancement
01392 725719
E.J.Dunne@exeter.ac.uk

Matthew Newcombe
University of Exeter
Education Enhancement
01392 723989
M.J.Newcombe@exeter.ac.uk

Documents & Multimedia

Summary
Start date
1 September 2011
End date
31 October 2012
Funding programme
e-Learning programme
Strand
Assessment & feedback programme
Lead institutions
University of Exeter
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/
Topic