Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Second International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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DELAROSE: A Case Example of the Value of Embedded Course Content and Assessment in the Workplace
John S.G. Wells, Michael Bergin, Cathal Ryan

Last modified: 07-06-2016

Abstract


In recent years there has been a significant growth in online learning and the delivery of joint programmes of education involving collaborative partnerships between higher education institutions in different jurisdictions. This paper details a case-study of the pilot delivery and assessment of a new online learning programme ‘Certificate in the Management of Work-Related Stress’. This programme was developed as part of an innovative partnership between four European Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) located in Austria, Ireland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom to develop and deliver an accredited online learning programme, as part of a wider EU funded project called DELAROSE, on the management of work-related stress for workers in the health and social care sector across Europe. It describes the nature of the online course, with particular attention given to, the assessment activities undertaken by learners throughout the course, and the collection and analysis of learner feedback as this relates to feasibility and impact of the programme of learning. This case-study highlights the positive benefits to learners of embedding course content and assessment experiences within a real-life workplace context


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