Electronic Focused Interactive Learning (eFIL) is an innovative method of assessment that encourages active learning and communication among students, irrespective of location. The eFIL technique will be used in assessable online exercises in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10.
Each eFIL exercise will comprise a weighted 8% of the course grade. In total there are five fortnightly quizzes and online discussions to be completed.
In weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 students will complete a multiple choice quiz containing 4 policy questions. The questions will be based on the fortnight’s course content, with 2 questions for each study week (i.e. quiz 1 will include a question from week 1 and week 2’s course content). Students will then re-sit the quiz after discussing their answers with peers in a small group online discussion forum. A detailed schedule of dates, times and quiz content will be posted on Moodle.
How is the eFIL different from a normal quiz?
eFIL assessment provides students with the opportunity to present and discuss their answers with a small group of students online, just as if they were in a classroom tutorial session.
From the Saturday to Monday evening following the completion of the fortnightly quiz, students will be able to enter a small group discussion forum, where they will have the opportunity to discuss and compare their answers with their peers. Students will then have until the Monday evening deadline to take the quiz a second time, with the benefit of knowing the views of other students. Please note: Only the second attempt is graded, although both attempts must be recorded to accrue points towards your overall grade.
There is NO opportunity to make up eFIL exercises due to their interactive nature. However in extenuating circumstances students can apply for an extension submitted through the AES (Assessment Extension System) located on the course Moodle site. In situations where an extension is approved, the student will not be required to partake in the small group discussion forum for that fortnight’s quiz but will be graded on their first attempt of the quiz