Be aware what you are asking for! Assessment criteria and analytics

The lecturer, Blaženka Divjak (professor at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics) discussed how assessment guides student learning in higher education. She highlighted the importance of designing an assessment that encourage deep approach to learning as well as assessment methods that are clearly connected with intended learning outcomes of the study program or the[…]

Mind the Gap! Perceptual differences and learning

The lecturer, Steve Wheeler (associate professor of Learning Technology in Plymouth Institute of Education, Plymouth University) discussed different gaps teachers and students face every day – generational gaps, gaps in understanding, expectation gaps, gaps in literacy, intention gaps – which can be widened or narrowed by using technology. He also explored flipped roles, digital assessment and[…]

Composing assessment for the multimodal classroom

The lecturer, James Lamb, Assistant Director of Lothians Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS), in Edinburgh, argued that the increasingly digital nature of teaching and learning in higher education calls us for to fully consider the possibilities of multimodal assessment and feedback. He began with a short presentation where he contextualise the subject though reference[…]

A journey through the assessment and feedback landscape: from principles to effective practice

Dr. Gill Ferrell, Consultant at Aspire and Board Director of EUNIS, presented the outcomes of a 3 year programme of activity to enhance assessment and feedback practice in the UK. The programme involved over 30 universities working directly with around 2,200 staff and more than 6000 students covering all of the main academic disciplines. Dr.[…]

Reflections on collaborative assessment: materiality, dialogue and group connoisseurship

Two lecturers, Clara O’Shea, Associate Lecturer with the MSc in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh, and Tim Fawns, Programme Coordinator for the MSc in Clinical Education at the University of Edinburgh, presented three productive challenges when tackling group work in digital environments: the role of the material in the learning assemblage; the tension[…]

Assessment Strategy: Managing and Supporting Assessment Designers

The presenters from Dublin City University, Elaine Walsh and James Brunton introduced their project launched in 2012 by the humanities programme team of the Open Education Unit, aimed at enhancing the quality of assessment writing. In 2014 the team developed an online assessment writers resource and delivered associated training workshops. One of the main realisations[…]