Universities and schools must take action to reduce the crippling workload that teachers and academics are facing. This issue has once again been highlighted this week by the BBC, regrettably with a story about a widow who blames her husband’s HE marking workload for his tragic suicide. Follow this link to read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47296631 … Read more » about Urgent Action Needed to Tackle Marking Mountains- Is AI one solution?
Assessment and Feedback
Video feedback using Brightspace and Panopto
In this short 7 minute video, Suzy Atfield-Cutts in Computing demonstrates how to create Panopto video feedback with Brightspace submissions. Recording with Panopto has the benefit of a longer time duration than using standard Brightspace video feedback and the main screen can also be captured allowing students to follow through the comments with their piece… Read more » about Video feedback using Brightspace and Panopto
What did 2nd Year Nurses Think about the VR Diabetes Simulator?
Initial Qualitative Feedback about VR diabetes trialed with 2nd Year Nursing Students at BU: It was trialed in comparison to a paper case study version. There were many positive comments and also some comments that will help educators plan how to use VR with large cohorts in their teaching sessions. Positive Comments: “It gives a… Read more » about What did 2nd Year Nurses Think about the VR Diabetes Simulator?
The new way to mark with Turnitin in Brightspace
You may have seen a news article on the staff intranet over the summer about enhancements to the way Turnitin and Brightspace work with each other. These enchantments are the result of ongoing work between D2L, ourselves, and several other EU universities over the last year. The article summarised the headline improvements, so please do… Read more » about The new way to mark with Turnitin in Brightspace
HE Policy update for the w/e 22nd June 2018
Another big week in policy land. We’ve big features on grade inflation and post-qualification admissions to get your brain buzzing. Feel free to turn to your neighbour and discuss! Brexit news for EU citizens setting in the UK This week the Government released further details on how EU citizens and their families could apply for… Read more » about HE Policy update for the w/e 22nd June 2018
Enterprise challenges in Psychology: enhancing psychological literacy through entrepreneurial learning.
You are invited to a free seminar hosted by the Psychology Dept at Bournemouth University. Dr Patrick Rosenkranz from Newcastle University will be speaking about Enterprise challenges in Psychology: enhancing psychological literacy through entrepreneurial learning. The talk will be held on Wednesday 28th March at 3-4pm At Bournemouth University Talbot Campus, Room F205 (Fusion Building), Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB. … Read more » about Enterprise challenges in Psychology: enhancing psychological literacy through entrepreneurial learning.
CEL ‘assessment fiestas’ go national!
The Association of Learning Developer in Higher Education (ALDinHE) hold their national conference at the University of Leicester 26/28th March. Our own CEL theme leaders will be showcasing the Bournemouth University work taking place during our year of ‘Assessment and Feedback’. Please do follow/ support us on #aldcon Assessment and Feedback Fiesta Anne Quinney, Ann Luce… Read more » about CEL ‘assessment fiestas’ go national!
Open access ebook entitled Assessment, Feedback and Technology: Contexts and Case Studies in Bloomsbury.
Apologies for cross posting – but this is a fabulous resource… ==== Dear ALT Members, In our experience, teaching staff often do not have much opportunity to find out what their peers are doing. Therefore, late last year, the BLE published a freely available, open access ebook entitled Assessment, Feedback and Technology: Contexts and Case Studies in… Read more » about Open access ebook entitled Assessment, Feedback and Technology: Contexts and Case Studies in Bloomsbury.
‘HEA Transforming Assessment in Higher Education: A case study series (2017)’ features BU
The Higher Education Academy has just published their ‘Transforming Assessment’ case study series for 2017, and the Online Assignment Handling project at BU features as one of the case studies. Under the ‘Using technology-enhanced assessment’ strand, the case study details our approach to overcoming barriers to online assessment and feedback during the roll-out out and… Read more » about ‘HEA Transforming Assessment in Higher Education: A case study series (2017)’ features BU
Assessment and feedback drop-ins next week
If you would like an opportunity to talk through assessment and feedback on your unit or programme, come along to Tuesday’s assessment drop-in sessions with Dr Shelley Thompson, the CEL Theme Leader for assessment and feedback. These are informal sessions designed to support you with your questions about assessment and feedback (formative and summative), whether… Read more » about Assessment and feedback drop-ins next week