February 1, 2024

EDU720: Week 1

This CRJ will contain work that will contribute to the formal assessment on module EDU720 of the PGCHE.

Assessment 2 Grading Rubric:

EDU720 Assessment 2: Reflective Blog (2,500 words in total, +/- 10%, not including references):

• Section 1: Weeks 1-3 Summary critical reflection on your learning (250 words)

• Section 2: Weeks 4-6 Summary critical reflection on your learning (250 words)

• Section 3: Weeks 7-9 Summary critical reflection on your learning (250 words)

• Section 4: Weeks 10 – 11 Summary critical reflection on your learning (250 words)

• Section 5: Overall Summary Reflection on your learning (1500 words)

• Section 6: References List (no word limit), + link and access to your CRJ

TASK: Practice Summary Refelection

We would like you to:

  • Choose a consecutive three-week period from the 12 teaching weeks of the previous module, EDU710: Supporting Student Learning.
  • Review, reflect and evaluate your learning during that period, focusing on what and how you (and other PGCHE colleagues) learned as an online learner, and how that learning was supported online by the course staff team and curriculum design. Write a practice summary reflection based on this.
  • In the practice summary reflection, use the Assessment 2 brief, rubric and additional guidance (provided on the previous page) to demonstrate meeting the three Learning Outcomes (LO1, LO6 & LO7) and Assessment Criteria.

As this is a practice summary reflection, there is no word limit. This is to allow you more space and freedom to practise producing the kind of summary reflection you will need to do for your Assessment 2: Reflective Blog final submission. There is a minimum of 250 words.

TASK 2: WEEK 1 Reflection

Spend a few moments looking back at your own and your peers’ contributions on this week’s forums. Look over your notes from materials you have read this week, and any further reading and independent research. Consider what you have learned this week about the use of online and / or blended learning approaches to develop flexible learning environments to support student learning.

This Weeks Reading

Preparing for blended e-Learning, by Allison Littlejohn; Chris Pegler, 2007. Routledge/London
Chapter 1: What is blended e-learning, pages 9 – 28

Essentials for blended learning: a standards-based guide, Jared Stein; Charles R. Graham, 2020, Routledge/New York; London. Chapter 1: Blended learning and teaching