Assessment and feedback

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 »

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 »

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 »

“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) 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 »

CELebrate 2017 – don’t forget to submit your abstract!

Call for abstracts for the CELebrate 2017 conference. . The theme of this one day regional conference, organised by the BU Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL), is Assessment & Feedback, and we welcome abtracts for presenting your ideas at the conference, whether this is to report on and share pedagogic research or to report… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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: