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Module 4: Summative Assessment


Assignment A – Design of Online Learning [50% of Module grade]


You will design a short online teaching resource including, formative assessment, [and summative if it is appropriate for the learning resource] for delivery in an Online Learning Environment. This resource should demonstrate the use of a number of additional teaching technologies i.e. videos, podcasts, simulation, access to different resources, types of discussion / collaborative tools etc.

This assignment allows you to design, but not develop or build, a piece of online teaching on a topic of your choice for an audience that you must define. This may be part of an academic course or CPD. It should have more than one session, but no more than three [these may be like weeks of the Med education programme – though shorter].

Part 1 30% [approximately 1 page of text, not story boarded]

  • Develop the overall aims/ title of the learning
  • Describe and justify the mode[s] of delivery for target audience/population [ online]
  • Develop ILOs [SMART] for the learning

Part 1 should be completed by the end of week 3 and posted in the CoP discussion board for written formative feedback from your tutor as well as peers. Material posted after week 3 will not receive formative tutor feedback.

Part 2 70% [presented in a story board]

  • Develop an outline of how you will deliver the ILOs [the topics / content and methods for each learning activity] To include title, aims and ILO’s as part of the teaching material.
  • Develop in detail a range of teaching/learning activities which involve learning technologies.
  • Demonstrate how you would assess the students using learning technologies, this must include a formative component and may include a summative piece in addition. This will depend on whether you are designing a formal piece of course work or a piece of professional or skills development.

Part 2 will be presented in a story board with notes [to justify choices and supply necessary background – see example.

This should be in the form of a storyboard using software such as PowerPoint. We recommend that you include your content in the main frame and then use a text or comments frame to include additional information and justify your decisions. No more than 30 slides in total.

Citations to support the learning should be included in the supporting text for each slide, using Harvard referencing. A full reference list should be provided at the end of each section.

Weeks 1-3 of the Module will provide you with the basic building blocks and tools to design an online course. There will be examples throughout the module of additional technologies which may be used as resources within this course.

Please note, you are not expected to develop or write detailed / complete online content or resources [eg. full online text or actual videos / podcasts] though you should provide a sample of what you are planning.


Assignment B: Reflective Essay [50% of Module Grade]


A 1,500-word evidence-based reflection on the teaching activity




The summative assignment is a] your in-depth reflection [analysis] regarding the teaching development carried out in Module 4 and b] a future educational development plan based on lessons learned. Since this is your reflection, it should be written in the first person as a narrative.


The assignment is not a description of your teaching activity, it is your reflection on how you designed it, how it transpired, and how it has changed your teaching methodology.


Your reflection should focus on personal context and ideas. You should relate your “why” and “how” to literature by citing scholarly practices or underlying theory/principles. You should also reflect on how your Community of Practice has informed your learning.


Suggested Approach


You might break your structure into three sections:

  • First, address your decision making about Part 1.
  • Second, focus on the main body of the teaching resource [Part 2].
  • Third, develop your personal educational plan. In this you might consider the remaining time on this programme and your own professional activities concerned with learning technologies.

Ensure that you conclude with a list of references [Harvard only].




Underpinning both suggested approaches is the presentation of your reflection using:


  • An approach to writing that critiques and evaluates assumptions, values, beliefs, and/or biases, and the consequences of action


  • Critical reflection of your experiences


  • Articulate writing in a logical, coherent structure with appropriate referencing


The rubric [below] explains the grading to each of these elements in detail. Please refer to the grading rubric for further guidance.

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