Many students do not acquire insight into what the specified learning outcomes mean until the end of a course and therefore from the outset are often task and assessment driven. Since this approach relies heavily on continuous tutor input, the TELRI Project is assisting lecturers in developing course designs that support students in acquiring the language of the course at an earlier stage. A large part of the TELRI contribution involves getting staff to consider the student perspective in terms of what is expected of them. An important motivation factor for students involves providing opportunities for them to gauge their performance against other students, and place fundamental principles into the context of their application to a topic, discipline or real world situation. In this sense, course designs have benefited from an initial consideration of the student's starting point. Making learning objectives and assessment criteria explicit helps to guide students through the course towards the appropriate learning outcomes.
Technology Enhanced Learning in Research-led Institutions: Development. The entire article is available at http://www.warwick.ac.uk/ETS/TELRI/Evaluation/Development/index.html; clicking on this link will open a new browser window, which you should close to return to the main page.New Computer and Technological Resources for Latin Language Instruction