Posts By: Anne Quinney

Helping students to understand feedback

This visual from the Re-engineering Assessment Practices project (www.reap.ac.uk) is designed to help students understand the many forms that feedback takes and their role in maximising feedback opportunities. It could be included in your Brightspace resources, used in assignment tutorials, to accompany assignment briefings, with formative activities and in Academic Advisor meetings. You can find… Read more »

Formative feedback activities

At this point in the semester you might find these examples, from the BU Assessment & Feedback Toolkit, timely and useful. Formative assessment is a formative task/assessment which is developmental for students’ learning but does not contribute to credit marks. There are many ways in which to engage students in formative feedback activities that help… Read more »

Reflections from an Assessment and Feedback festival: a two-part blog. Part 2

The keynote Lecture, entitled “Reflections on transforming assessment and feedback: complexity and collaboration” was presented by Bournemouth University academics Debbie Holley and Anne Quinney to the Medway universities’ Creative and inclusive Assessment and Feedback Festival September 2020.    Part 2: Reflections from Debbie Holley and Anne Quinney – keynote speakers This was a first for… Read more »

Reflections from an Assessment and Feedback festival: a two-part blog. Part 1.

The keynote Lecture, entitled “Reflections on transforming assessment and feedback: complexity and collaboration” was presented by Bournemouth University academics Debbie Holley and Anne Quinney to the Medway universities’ Creative and inclusive Assessment and Feedback Festival September 2020.   Medway Learning and Teaching festival is an annual event which has run since 2014. Because of the… Read more »

‘Writing better assignments in the post-Covid19 era’

Leading writers on the scholarship of teaching and learning, Professors Sally Brown and Kay Sambell have created a suite of work on assessment in a time of covid. You can access the collection here https://sally-brown.net/kay-sambell-and-sally-brown-covid-19-assessment-collection/ Their recent blogposts include content on compassionate assessment and on assessment design. I will be adding some of the content… Read more »

Assessment and Feedback Drop-in Sessions

We will be running weekly online drop-in sessions from September 9th to provide the opportunity to talk through your ideas for assessment & feedback and identify potential strategies or solutions. These will be led by Anne Quinney, FLIE Theme Leader, and one of the Learning Technologists. The first one will be on Wednesday September 9th… Read more »

Ten rules for supporting a temporary move to teaching and learning at a distance – messages from a recent journal paper.

Adjustments as a response to Covid-19 have required staff in Higher Education Institutions to deliver programmes on-line that were not originally designed to be delivered in this mode. Whilst blended learning approaches were becoming  more familiar, staff and learners have been required to adapt quickly to ways of teaching and learning that may be unfamiliar… Read more »

23 Things for Digital Knowledge

The University of Edinburgh has created an open access resource to develop digital knowledge. It could be useful for staff and for  students who wish to extend their digital skills. Anyone can engage with it by  simply dipping in and exploring the 23 topics in any order at any pace, or by following it as… Read more »

“Let’s lose the deficit language about online education” – Tansy Jessop’s latest WONKHE blog.

Tansy Jessop is an influential writer on teaching and learning, and currently PVC Education at the University of Bristol. I have met her on several occasions, and been influenced by her publications and her enthusiasm.  She can be relied on for a thoughtful, realistic and optimistic view of teaching and learning. In her WONKHE blog… Read more »

Blended and flipped learning: timely resources to support a move to a blended teaching and learning experience

Two experts in the sector, Prof Sally Brown and Prof Kay Sambell, have created some excellent resources to assist staff in moving to a blended mode of delivery.   These resources include ’50 tips for replacements for tie-constrained, invigilated, on-site exams’ and ‘Building bridges to the future: assessment which promotes learning post coronavirus’.   Both… Read more »