Assessment and Feedback

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 »

A recent online conference paper: Moving assessments online; or How to keep your cool when jointly (but separately) presenting from home at an online conference!

During the Covid-19 pandemic many of you will have experienced academic conferences being cancelled, postponed or hosted on-line. Prof Debbie Holley and I (Anne Quinney) were scheduled to present at the Association of Learning Developers in Higher Education conference (ALDinHE) to be held at Northampton University but found ourselves presenting remotely last week. The conference… Read more »

Transforming Assessment Practices at BU through assessment design policy change: the principles

In May 2019 Senate approved the new  evidence-based student-centred assessment policy change. This blog post sets out the principles underpinning the change. There are separate blogs on the specific requirements  of the policy and on the resources to support the changes. The drivers for change in assessment practices were both local and national. These included… Read more »

Moving exams on-line – some principles

Transforming how university exams are designed, managed and completed is far from straightforward. Without careful preparation and piloting, there are challenges in relation to fairness (a reasonable test of what students are expected to have learnt), fitness-for-purpose (the task reflects the intended learning outcomes and enables learners to meet the appropriate academic standard), equity of… Read more »

Designing assessments: some key points from the Principles of Assessment Design (6c) Policy document

At this time of year programme teams may be planning assessments for the next academic year. To support this activity here are some of the key points from 6c. For the academic year 2020-21 all levels 4 and 5(undergraduate), and level 7(postgraduate) level assignments will need to align with 6c. Key points in the policy,… Read more »

Assessment and Feedback Toolkit

Have you seen the Assessment and Feedback Toolkit? FLIE’s Assessment and Feedback Toolkit provides resources for academic staff along with tools and strategies to align assessment and feedback practices with the BU Principles of Assessment Design Policy (6c). At BU we support the Higher Education Academy’s principle that teaching and learning in Higher Education can… Read more »

Bournemouth staff attend the annual Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference 2019

Solent University run an annual Learning and Teaching Community Conference in their inspiring ‘SPARK’ building. This year, Bournemouth University staff from HSS, FMC and Fusion Learning Innovation and Excellence collaborated  and presented two research papers and a workshop. , Find out more on twitter: #SLTCC2019 The full programme with speakers is available from here: https://www.solent.ac.uk/staff/learning-and-teaching/community-conferences/sltcc-programme… Read more »

The BU Assessment and Feedback Toolkit: leading the way at ALDinHE

Image of Prof Holley presenting

Anne Quinney, Ann Luce and Debbie Holley presented the BU Assessment and Feedback Toolkit to a national audience in a workshop at the ALDinHE conference last week. Alongside their work, two keynotes set the tone for different aspects of life in Higher Education today. The link to the programme is here, and all slides, presentations… Read more »

National Numeracy Day 15th May

HOWEVER MATHS MAKES YOU FEEL… YOU’RE NOT ALONE Welcome to the National Numeracy Challenge. Get started to check your number skills and learn the maths adults need in daily life and at work. GET STARTED 210,373 learners so far 898 resources to help you 1,084+ ways to use numeracy ABOUT THE CHALLENGE INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS… Read more »

Undergraduates lack the numeracy skills required for their courses and work place, according to new exploratory study

Added 11th February 2019 An exploratory project by National Numeracy, commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation, has found that many undergraduate students do not have the numeracy skills required to fully understand their course. Social science students from nine different UK universities assessed their skills using the National Numeracy Challenge, an online resource which any adult… Read more »