Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM294: Technology and Education Futures

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Written assignment1,000 words1-8, 9, 11, 13Written tutor feedback
Critical reflection and discussionThroughout the module (500 words)2-3, 7, 9, 11-12Written and oral peer feedback and oral tutor feedback

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Digital portfolio705,000 words 1-13Written summative feedback
Video blog (vlog)2010 minutes (1,000 words)2-3, 6-7, 11, 13Written summative feedback
Reflective summary of contributions to online discussions10500 words2-3, 6-13Written summative feedback


Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Digital portfolioDigital portfolio (5,000 words)1-136 weeks
Video blog (vlog)Video blog (10 minutes /1,000 words)2-3, 6, 7, 11, 136 weeks
Reflective summary of contributions to online discussionsEssay (500 words)2-3, 6-136 weeks