Assessment and feedback

CELebrate 2017

The annual CELebrate event will take place this year on Tuesday 13th June in the Fusion building. It will take the form of a 1 day regional event, with workshops, presentations and poster displays. The theme this year is Assessment & Feedback. The keynote speaker has been confirmed as Professor Dai Hounsell, a world-leading expert and… Read more » about CELebrate 2017

Patchwork text as a remedy for the academic essay

Source: “Surface Learning’: The Patchwork Text as a Remedy for the Academic Essay” (A slightly amended version of an article published in The Guardian, Education Section, Tuesday June 10th, 2003, p.15) by Richard Winter It is, as they say, that time of year again: teaching is over and we begin to assess students’ attempts to… Read more » about Patchwork text as a remedy for the academic essay

Assignment Survival Kit – a fabulous resource for students!

Colleagues, I came across this rather wonderful resource in my LearnHigher JISC Mailing list – it is free to use for educational purposes. Students put in start and end dates, set to essay/ report/ etc and the assignment steps and schedule is calcuated for them – fabulous! url: https://www.kent.ac.uk/ai/ask/

Guides to Using the new Generic Assessment Criteria

A set of guides for academic staff and for students, including a video, have been developed to make using the rubrics developed from the new Generic Assessment Criteria easy to use and to understand. They are available in the TEL toolkit and show how to load the rubric into Turnitin ready for marking,  if it… Read more » about Guides to Using the new Generic Assessment Criteria

Pedagogic CPD opportunities for BU staff – new for 2017

Enhance and develop your own Practice; gain a deeper understanding of Pedagogic Principles; share and develop your knowledge and skills with the CEL CPD opportunities Available for all BU staff, take a series of one or half day workshops (spread out over the semester) to extend your own CPD/ build your promotion profile/ move towards… Read more » about Pedagogic CPD opportunities for BU staff – new for 2017

Creative Assessment and Feedback

On 2nd November the CEL Creative Assessment and Feedback workshop, jointly led by Anne Quinney and Professor Dai Hounsell in the CEL space at Talbot Campus, generated lots of discussion and stimulated new ideas for making adjustments to current assessment and feedback practices. Dai Hounsell is a world-leading name in assessment and feedback and will… Read more » about Creative Assessment and Feedback

HEA launches a Patchwork Assessment Practice Guide

Apologies for cross posting, PGCert colleagues and others interested in patchwork texts may be interested This Guide helps practitioners to develop patchwork assessment processes across a range of domains and aids subsequent implementation at institutional and practitioner levels. It provides practitioners with a set of overarching principles for implementing successful patchwork assessment processes. In addition,… Read more » about HEA launches a Patchwork Assessment Practice Guide

Creative assessment and feedback

Would you like to be more adventurous or xcreative in the types of assessments you set for students? Would you like to try more creative forms of feedback? On Wednesday 2nd November Anne Quinney, CEL Theme Leader is hosting a workshop from 1-3 at Talbot Campus on these themes.  CEL is very pleased to welcome Professor Dai… Read more » about Creative assessment and feedback

Peer Facilitated Learning: An evaluation of the student and academic experience of participating in reciprocal sharing of knowledge

Dr Susan Way and her team recently completed a project supported by the CEL Fusion Investment Fund. The aim of the project was to evaluate the experience of Peer Facilitated Learning (PFL) delivered through group presentations and engagement in discussion by second year student midwives. Understanding from academics regarding the assessment process and assisting in the… Read more » about Peer Facilitated Learning: An evaluation of the student and academic experience of participating in reciprocal sharing of knowledge

Best paper award for CEL

Dr Debbie Holley and David Biggins presented a paper, co-authored with Dr Marketa Zezulkova and George Evangelinos, at the 3rd EAI International Conference on e-Learning e-Education and Online Training (eLEOT) in Dublin between 31st August and 2nd September 2016.  The paper was entitled Digital Competence and Capability Frameworks in the Context of Learning, Self-Development and… Read more » about Best paper award for CEL