Assessment and Feedback

Open access ebook entitled Assessment, Feedback and Technology: Contexts and Case Studies in Bloomsbury.

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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… Read more »

‘HEA Transforming Assessment in Higher Education: A case study series (2017)’ features BU

The Higher Education Academy has just published their ‘Transforming Assessment’ case study series for 2017, and the Online Assignment Handling project at BU features as one of the case studies. Under the ‘Using technology-enhanced assessment’ strand, the case study details our approach to overcoming barriers to online assessment and feedback during the roll-out out and… Read more »

Assessment and feedback drop-ins next week

If you would like an opportunity to talk through assessment and feedback on your unit or programme, come along to Tuesday’s assessment drop-in sessions with Dr Shelley Thompson, the CEL Theme Leader for assessment and feedback. These are informal sessions designed to support you with your questions about assessment and feedback (formative and summative), whether… Read more »

Co-creating Assessment with Students: ‘Backward Design’, Agency and Assessment Clarity

  by Dr Richard Wallis and Dr Ashley Woodfall   It’s that time of year when, as teaching staff, we’re working to bring student understanding of unit assessment to the fore. There are many things that can cloud that understanding. Sometimes we might feel that student disengagement is at play, and however many times we… Read more »

MA Education Practice Pedagogic courses

Welcome to Autumn and new courses for you! CEL are delighted to announce our new MA Education Practice with a variety of entry and exit points. We are offering four short courses/accredited units for BU staff across the academic year. Colleagues can develop their skills and understanding in areas important to the success of BU2018…. Read more »

Teaching and Learning Fellowship helps disseminate best practice in the classroom

During 2016-2017 academic year, I was fortunate enough to be awarded a BU Teaching and Learning Fellowship via the Centre for Excellence in Learning for the work I was doing around social and mobile journalism on my first-year unit, Features and Online 1 on BA Multi-Media Journalism. In that class, I worked with our fabulous… Read more »

CELebrate 2017: Exploring and utilising students’ perspectives on feedback: a mixed method, longitudinal approach

At the recently held CELebrate 2017 conference, Dr. Peter Hills, Kara Peterson, Simon Croker and Dr. Rachel Manning gave a presentation about psychology undergraduate students’ perspectives on assessment feedback. Participants came from all three undergraduate years and spanned a range of academic profiles. The research was longitudinal, from January 2013 to April 2014. A mixed method approach was… Read more »

“Am I ready to receive feedback?”

Receiving feedback is an emotive process for students. Guiding them to consider their emotional readiness to assimilate comments may improve the feedback/ feedforward process. To add to research on delivering effective feedback, The Developing Engagement with Feedback Toolkit considered how students’ RECEIVE feedback. The research confirmed a common lament that students do not engage with… Read more »

Special Edition on Transforming Assessment in Higher Education *Call for Expressions of Interest*

Higher Education Pedagogies (HEP) www.tandfonline.com/rhep The aim of this issue is to bring together cutting edge examples of effective efforts at sustainable and manageable assessment change at programme, school/faculty/college and/or institutional-level with regards to assessment and feedback. We are particularly interested on work around assessment literacy; the use of technology to support assessment practices; and… Read more »

Assessment and Feedback – colleagues please can you assist Naomis’ SRHE project? 10 mins only!

Apologies for cross-posting, but please can any colleagues interested in Assessment and Feedback complete this short survey? ====== Assessment and feedback are one of the most important tasks we undertake as academics, yet also one of the most time-consuming. Through a project funded by the Society for Research into Higher Education, I am aiming to… Read more »