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  • Points: 60
  • Code: E891
  • Level: Postgraduate

Student reviews

I enjoyed this course. I was not looking forward to having to be involved with online tutorials, but I was really surprised how the technology worked to allow for these to be so successful. I enjoyed the process of taking part in the online tutorials and didn't miss not having the face-to-face tutorials.

Be prepared to have to read a lot of text from the screen. If you prefer to read from paper, you are expected to have to print the materials out for yourself. I phoned up and asked if a printed version was available, but was told this was only for disabled students. So I was not very impressed that for such a highly priced course I was supplied with hardly any paper study materials, as it's mostly online reading.

Despite these admin niggles, my tutor was excellent and so helpful, she really did make the course enjoyable for me. It was a good start to my Masters in Education.

Course starting: October 2011

Review posted: July 2013

Faculty response

In response to student requests, print-on-demand is being made available for the 2014 presentation, to enable students to buy printed copies of the online material from a third-party supplier. For most students, this will be more cost-effective than printing out themselves.

Disabled students are supplied with a printed version of the materials only if their disability would otherwise prevent them from studying the module.

Please note

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Module satisfaction survey

The figures below are taken from a survey of students who sat the exam/completed the end-of-module assessment for the October 2011 presentation of E891. The survey was carried out in 2012. 31.7% of our students responded to the survey covering what they thought of 10 aspects of the module. See this page for the full text of questions and more information about the survey.

Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of this module 65.5 %
Overall, I am satisfied with my study experience 69.7 %
The module provided good value for money 53.7 %
I was satisfied with the support provided by my tutor/study adviser on this module 77.9 %
Overall, I was satisfied with the teaching materials provided on this module 58.2 %
The module met its stated learning outcomes 76.8 %
I would recommend this module to other students 45.7 %
The module met my expectations 47.3 %
I enjoyed studying this module 43 %
Overall, I was able to keep up with the workload on this module 80.6 %
Faculty comment: "The feedback data here relates to the first presentation of a revised module.   The majority of the responding students were satisfied with their study experience and the module materials, and considered that the module met its stated learning outcomes.  The module team is taking on board student comment to inform changes to enhance the learning epxperience. Amendments have been made to assignment tasks in the light of student feedback.  Students resuming study after a break may expect to find their first masters' level module challenging."
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