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Using moodle to support a constructivist, problem-based approach to teaching and assessment

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dc.contributor.author Griffin, Joe
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-06T11:19:54Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-06T11:19:54Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2936
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Professional Issues in Software Engineering (PISE) is a final year computer science module taught as part of the computer science degree at the University of Limerick. PISE focuses on the ethical, legal and social consequences of the design, implementation and use of computer and information systems. The pedagogy used in the module has traditionally been the group-based approach to teaching and assessment. However, the growth in the cohort from around 30 to 180 in the 1990s led to a need to consider using ICT to support this pedagogy as the volume of students and their interactions with the learning process produced unsustainable demands on the lecturer. There were a number of related drivers that also gave impetus to this study. These included: • Benefits of using collaborative learning pedagogy • Requirements for authentic learning experience • Need for virtual team skill development • Assessing individual contributions to group-based assignments • Countering plagiarism • Making learning interesting and enjoyable • Applying a constructivist pedagogy These are discussed in the following sections. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Quality Issues in ICT Integration: Third Level Disciplines and Learning Contexts;Chapter 4
dc.rights Published with the permission of Cambridge Scholars Publishing en_US
dc.subject software engineering en_US
dc.subject computer science en_US
dc.subject pedagogy en_US
dc.title Using moodle to support a constructivist, problem-based approach to teaching and assessment en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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