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Conference publication

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O'Reilly, M 2003, 'Using cross-disciplinary action learning sets when designing online assessment', in G Crisp, D Thiele, I Scholten, S Barker & J Baron (eds), Interact, integrate, impact, Proceedings of the 20th annual conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE), Adelaide, SA, 7-10 December, Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, Wollongong, NSW, pp. 375-385. ISBN: 0975170228

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The drive to find appropriate ways to integrate online technologies into assessment has come about within Australian higher education as a consequence of widely held aspirations to remain competitive in the global marketplace. An action research initiative at Southern Cross University reported in this paper suggests both extrinsic and intrinsic reasons why academics considering online assessment may or may not follow through with immediate implementation. More specifically, a crossdisciplinary action learning set in the case study presented has shown benefits in approaching educational design as a cyclical, collegial, creative and reflexive process for planning, implementing and evaluating online assessment.