Assessment and feedback

LEAP at 100

BU’s unit and programme visualisation process, LEAP, passed a recent milestone with the 100th member of staff attending one of CEL’s sessions. The response from staff has been very positive.  You can read about the previous sessions and peruse the feedback here. If you would like to find out more or discuss how the LEAP… Read more »

What students really want – a CELebrate/policy event

BU hosted Dr Diana Beech from the Higher Education Policy Institute on Wednesday morning for a policy breakfast, part of this year’s CELebrate symposium.  In a packed room and despite the early start, we had a great discussion about student perceptions, value (and value for money). Diana started with a review of the HEPI/AdvanceHE 2018… Read more »

LEAP session with JEC

This afternoon we held a LEAP session with 30 colleagues in Journalism, English & Communication (JEC).  The session commenced with an introduction to the LEAP process, explaining the layered approach to building up the unit visualisation and how the process can help in blending, unit re-design and vertical and lateral integration to create balanced and… Read more »

Key points from today’s Assessment Fiesta in HSS

This afternoon, the Assessment Fiesta for the department of Human Sciences and Public within HSS took place.  Professor Debbie Holley opened the Fiesta and gave a short presentation on the wider context of education and the changing student demands over time, emphasising the role of assessment for education and inviting the attendees to make use of… Read more »

Assessment and Feedback: the QAA week 25-29 June – free online events

Focus On: Feedback from Assessment project Following our successful Focus On sector event in March, we are pleased to bring you a series of web-based events and activities on Feedback from Assessment. These lunchtime sessions will take place during the week of 25-29 June and are free to attend. Monday 25 June 2018, 13:30 –… Read more »

Book now for CELebrate2018

  Book now for CELebrate2018 here  In this year’s CELebrate symposium, we are convening a range of different opportunities to work with staff in thinking about approaches to large group teaching, learning and assessment. Our Keynote is from Sarah Knight (Jisc Digital Futures directorate) speaking on “How are students’ expectations and experiences of their digital… Read more »

Try, Test, Talk

For over 10 years the Business School has been using professional engagement to develop the confidence, soft skills and resilience students need to make the transition from higher education to employment.  An approach called Try, Test, Talk has been developed by Dr Karen Thompson of the Department of Leadership, Strategy and Organisations, and is shown… Read more »

What can we do to combat the essay mills?

There was a very interesting article on the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning.  The topic was the BBC investigation on the Ukranian company, Edubirdie, that writes essays for students. The BBC reported yesterday how EduBirdie was paying YouTube stars to advertise their services, noted how YouTube stars are very strong influencers (more so… Read more »

13th June CELebrate2018: Teaching, Technology and the TEF (keynote speaker Sarah Knight from JISC)

  This year our CEL ‘CELebration’ events were Faculty based with a series of Faculty led Assessment and Feedback fiestas, conferences and laboratories. For CELebrate2018, the key theme that arose from working with staff across the University, was working with large groups. In this year’s CELebrate symposium, we are convening a range of different opportunities… Read more »

Book a LEAP session for your unit, team or department

What is LEAP? LEAP is BU’s process for unit development.  It consists of a 2-3 hour workshop, typically undertaken with staff from the same department, during which visualisations of units are created.  Each visualisation shows how the learning activities are arranged in the unit, how they link to the ILOs, how many different learning types… Read more »