Teaching, learning and assessment methods
You’ll learn independently, using online teaching texts; multi-media packages on CD, DVD and online; directed reading from textbooks and academic and industry papers; and specialised software tools.
We’ll support your learning with:
- self-assessment questions and exercises
- computer-based investigations, tasks and activities
- project work
- feedback and guidance from tutors and other subject specialists
- computer conferences and other online forums
- study guides, information and guidance packs.
We’ll assess your learning using some or all of the following:
- interactive computer-marked assignments (iCMAs)
- tutor-marked assessments (TMAs)
- formal examinations
- end-of-module assessments (EMAs)
- progress and project reports.
There will be opportunities for you to:
- apply your learning in practical contexts, for example by reflecting on your own engagement with computing systems in a home, work or social setting
- engage with fellow students, tutors, subject practitioners and academic specialists in online groups
- engage with research papers and industry white papers at the forefront of the discipline
- gain exposure to the professional and employability discussions that are shaping the computing profession.
Cognitive skills are developed via a range of activities including self-assessment exercises, multi-media tasks, tutor-led discussions, and the exploration of open and complex problems. Tutor-mediated online activities and student and tutor conference facilities provide an environment for critical discussion and peer interaction. Tutor feedback on formal exercises aids the development of these skills.