Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Preparing for Masters´ Studies: A Web Based Tool For Self-Assessment and Knowledge Gap Mitigation
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9935-8306
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a project, conducted by three European universities and a software company, funded by Erasmus +, Strategic Partnership. The project addresses the problem that sometime masters´ students do not get their degree within the allocated time, if at all. Apparently some students with the formal prerequisites to register for a master's programme still lacked the actual abilities to manage their studies.

The solution was to design an online HTML5 platform to house self-assessment and learning resource modules for four different master's programmes in Europe. The modules were intended to illustrate the level and abilities that potential applicants were supposed to bring into their studies by a self-assessment test. In case lacking abilities were revealed, the modules offer learning resources to mitigate those gaps.

The access modules provides potential students with a visualization of twelve different skills and knowledge as compared to those identified by lecturers as necessary for study on the master's course. If there are weak spots identified, the students are presented with a series of learning interventions designed to remedy their ability flaws.  

The authors suggest that providing potential students with this kind of material can raise their awareness of what the programme really takes. In this way students with false expectations can be avoided and the ones who applies come better prepared, which the use of access modules potentially can leads to improved enrolment, completion rate, time-to-degree and retention in a wide range of academic programmes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED) www.iated.org , 2018.
Keywords [en]
information and communication technology, e-learning, Open Educational Resources, higher learning institutions, developing countries, Engineering Education
National Category
Pedagogy Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15461ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-15461DiVA, id: diva2:1270793
Conference
10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. Palma, Spain. 2-4 July, 2018.
Available from: 2018-12-14 Created: 2018-12-14 Last updated: 2019-01-03Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(939 kB)14 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 939 kBChecksum SHA-512
31095d417e51740e27828fe98caa5c6d753ce916e4ae3cae99cbf07daef9676b2dbf4ad6b366bed6a762fa07265df3e17d914fbf1f5c425c0f44b5322b63ece2
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Authority records BETA

Garrote Jurado, RamonPettersson, TomasBaghaei, BehnazPersson, Anders

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Garrote Jurado, RamonPettersson, TomasBaghaei, BehnazPersson, Anders
By organisation
Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business
PedagogyOther Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 14 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 49 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf