Note: This is a dynamic information. Every study programme is different and that requires different solutions and advices. New ideas, solutions and advices will be added.
The corona crisis has substantial effects on how we can conduct our education. We investigated the potential implications of the present situation on the possibility to guarantee the Final Qualifications of our educational programmes. Also we investigated ways in which, under the current circumstances, measures can be taken to enable students to complete their programme and to guarantee that they have achieved the programme intended learning outcomes. This may imply that alternative forms of teaching and testing are considered and adopted for the time being. The mains questions are: What are issues? What could be possible solutions? What is needed for those solutions?
Relevant concepts for the discussion:
- Final qualifications:
Each programme has objectives and has stated the learning outcomes each student must have acquired upon completion of the programme. For the sake of brevity we will use the term Final Qualifications.
- Learning outcomes:
For each module / course, the examiner has formulated the module or course intended learning outcomes that students must have acquired upon completion of the module / course.
Examination Boards are responsible to assert whether the Final Qualifications are achieved and a diploma can be granted. As Final Qualifications are written on a higher abstraction level, there are opportunities for making changes in the learning outcomes of a module / course, while sustaining the Final Qualifications and programme assessment plans.