Assessment and feedback

HE policy update for the w/e 1st September 2017

We continue our series of summer updates focussing on themes rather than news with a look at learning gain.  We have updates on the Industrial Strategy Bell review of Life Sciences, and an update on the TEF from UUK. Learning Gain Learning gain has become a potential hot topic for universities over the last year… Read more » about HE policy update for the w/e 1st September 2017

HE policy update w/e 11th August 2017

NSS results HEFCE published the NSS results last week. In their press release they highlight the changes to the survey and the fact that the responses are not comparable with previous years – there were 10 new questions and wording changes to 9 questions. The NUS boycott linked to the TEF affected 12 institutions who… Read more » about HE policy update w/e 11th August 2017

Celebrate 2017: Some reflections on using video feedback at Bournemouth University

Ambrose Seddon presented reflections on using video feedback on the BSc Music Technology degrees at Bournemouth University. Ambrose used Panopto to create video feedback to students. In part, this strategy addressed institutional drivers such as the BU strategic plan and NSS scores especially related to assessment and feedback/ forward. He outlined that providing detailed written… Read more » about Celebrate 2017: Some reflections on using video feedback at Bournemouth University

Celebrate 2017: The value of formative feedback in simulation the learning gain for students

Dawn Morley, from the University of Surrey, presented with Ashley Spriggs (Bournemouth University) and Simon Bettles (University of Surrey) at the CELebrate conference. They presented on the impact of formative review, the debrief, that occurs during and after simulation. Simulation is a rapidly developing area of pedagogy which enables students to safely practice skills and… Read more » about Celebrate 2017: The value of formative feedback in simulation the learning gain for students

CELebrate 2017: What iInnovate tells us about assessment and feedback

This presentation looked at the responses to the Iinnovate initiative to demonstrate how staff are innovating in assessment and feedback.  Extracting relevant data from the Iinnovate programme, the presentation highlighted practical steps that staff can consider for adoption. The presentation is available here: Promoting academic staff innovation at Bournemouth University from David Biggins    

CELebrate 2017: a great success

On 13th June CEL hosted the annual CELebrate event in the Fusion building on Talbot Campus, with the focus this year on Assessment and Feedback. The conference format consisted of 18 papers, 5 workshops and 9 posters and a keynote delivered by Professor Dai Hounsell, a world-leading expert on assessment and feedback. Over 70 delegates… Read more » about CELebrate 2017: a great success

FMC Guest Seminars – Student engagement, dynamic teaching and researcher development: 29 and 30th June

Apologies for cross posting, wanted to make the BU community aware that this workshops available to all BU staff – please do come along to a session FMC Guest Seminars – Researcher Development   Faculty of Media and Commination is excited to be receiving a visit from Dr. John Willison from the University of Adelaide…. Read more » about FMC Guest Seminars – Student engagement, dynamic teaching and researcher development: 29 and 30th June

Transforming Assessment in Higher Education: HEA Symposium on Technology-Enabled Assessment

The Higher Education Academy recently held a Symposium in York as part of a series on ‘Transforming Assessment in Higher Education’. BU presented a Case Study at this event on our use of Online Assignment Handling, authored by David Fevyer and Kathryn Cheshir. This case study paid particular attention to our institution-wide adoption of Turnitin for… Read more » about Transforming Assessment in Higher Education: HEA Symposium on Technology-Enabled Assessment

“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 » about “Am I ready to receive feedback?”

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