Author First name, Last name, Institution

Kevin Schoepp
Maurice Danaher

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Abstract

This paper describes a pilot project in a computing college at a UAE university that was conducted to determine the feasibility of adapting a US-developed innovative approach to program level assessment of generic skills, 21st century, or general education learning outcomes. These learning outcomes are thought to comprise critical thinking, problem solving, global perspective, teamwork, and communication- ones that cross all disciplinary boundaries. The method of assessment utilized was an online discussion forum built around an open-ended computing scenario. Results indicated that this approach proved to be a success and demonstrated very clearly where the students' strengths and weaknesses resided. Suggestions for further enhancements and implementations are provided.

ISSN

2077-5504

Publisher

Emerald

Volume

13

Disciplines

Education

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

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Education Commons

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