Apologies for cross posting – but this is a fabulous resource…
Dear ALT Members,
In our experience, teaching staff often do not have much opportunity to find out what their peers are doing. Therefore, late last year, the BLE published a freely available, open access ebook entitled Assessment, Feedback and Technology: Contexts and Case Studies in Bloomsbury.
The ebook contains the papers from three pieces of research we conducted, which capture macro-level snapshots of current practice across our institutions:
- The use of technology across the assessment lifecycle
- The roles played by administrative staff in assessment processes
- Technology-supported assessment in distance learning
Also included in the book are a wide range of pedagogic and technical case studies. These chapters have been contributed by academics, learning technologists, administrators and consultants, bringing a variety of perspectives to the topic. In developing this collection, our aim is therefore to offer an overview of current assessment practices, and hopefully some inspiration and ideas for making better use of technology.
The book acknowledges the inspiring work of our colleagues but also contributes to the wider discussion in the education community regarding improvements to assessment and feedback. Most of all, we hope this collection will be of interest to all academics who are curious to learn about and develop new assessment approaches.
Last month, ALT’s review of our book was published:
This collection is a timely read if UK HEIs are to embrace the challenges of increasing digital mediation of assessment and feedback. The increased emphasis on the role of assessment for learning (AfL) and the need for greater assessment literacy in all educational contexts require more holistic discussions, working in silos will not achieve the result needed. This collection provides a very practical starting point that could improve the quality of teaching and learning for all involved.
The book is available to download and share from: www.ble.ac.uk/ebook.
All the best
Sarah Sherman & Leo Havemann