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Developing confidence in evaluation

Get students to practice formulating and expressing critical assessments in an online environment prior to classroom discussion.

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The Cloudworks Team
28 July 2008

In classroom teaching, students can be hesitant to participate especially in demanding activities such as those requiring critical evaluation. This sixth-form college course in ICT uses VLE activities as preparation for classroom work. For example, where students are asked to critically evaluate a web-based resources, they post their observations to a discussion board over several days. In class, their contributions are discussed and the tutor provides feedback. This has led to more participation, and more reflective and deeper contributions. [Jackie Wilson]

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