Iscuss the view that Computer Based Learning (CBL) / Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) gives unfair advantages to certain groups of learners.

The following is a copy of what is contained in the file: README FIRST PLEASE.doc which can be found in the attached zip file: cbl.zip

Due to the restriction on zip file size, I will add some more journals that may be useful when a researcher is assigned.

The Essay Outline below shows how the essay needs to be written.

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Overview

3000 word assignment based on the following title:

Discuss the view that Computer Based Learning (CBL) / Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) gives unfair advantages to certain groups of learners.

This must be in relation to Secondary Education (Ages 11-18). References used that do not relate to secondary education must be justified.

Must have at least 30 references. This must include at least 10 books and 10 journal articles. There is a full reading list in the file: CourseHandbook.doc and loads of journals which may be of use.

Any additional journal articles used must be provided as separate files in electronic form (.doc, .pdf, .txt etc) with the completed essay.

All references must adhere to the Harvard Referencing System

Assessment criteria is on the next page as well as in the file: CourseHandbook.doc.

Essay Outline

The essay should follow the outline below:

Discuss with the use of relevant references what Computer Based Learning (CBL) and Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) are and how they can be used in secondary school.

Discuss the different types of learners and what methods of teaching suit them best.

Look at cognitive, behaviourist, constructivist and objectivist theory.

Discuss how CBL and CAA can present barriers to certain types of learners and what can be done to rectify this.

Assessment Criteria

A* (80%+)
Outstanding in-depth research carried out into a specific topic in the field of CBL/CAA (LO1), demonstrated by the use of an extremely wide range of appropriate literature sources with no superfluous information. Outstanding identification and critical evaluation of current theoretical debates on a specific topic in the field of CBL/CAA (LO2), demonstrated by the extremely wide range of theoretical debates contrasted, and outstanding analysis, evaluation and critique of said debates. Outstanding demonstration of the ability to successfully plan and undertake research in a restricted domain (LO3), evidenced by a very highly methodical approach to the planning of research, and outstanding evidence of the systematic execution of the research plan.

A (70-79%)
Excellent in-depth research carried out into a specific topic in the field of CBL/CAA (LO1), demonstrated by the use of a very wide range of appropriate literature sources with little or no superfluous information. Excellent identification and critical evaluation of current theoretical debates on a specific topic in the field of CBL/CAA (LO2), demonstrated by the very wide range of theoretical debates contrasted, and excellent analysis, evaluation and critique of said debates. Excellent demonstration of the ability to successfully plan and undertake research in a restricted domain (LO3), evidenced by a very highly methodical approach to the planning of research, and excellent evidence of the systematic execution of the research plan.

B (60-69%)
Very good research carried out into a specific topic in the field of CBL/CAA (LO1), demonstrated by the use of a range of appropriate literature sources with little or no superfluous information. Very good identification and critical evaluation of current theoretical debates on a specific topic in the field of CBL/CAA (LO2), demonstrated by the wide range of theoretical debates contrasted, and very good analysis, evaluation and critique of said debates. Very good demonstration of the ability to successfully plan and undertake research in a restricted domain (LO3), evidenced by a methodical approach to the planning of research, and very good evidence of the systematic execution of the research plan.
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