Back in 2016 the BBC asked “could robots be marking your homework?” Here is the article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38289079 But in 2019 educators’s well being continues to be impacted by the pressure of marking 200 papers with a three week turn around plus second marking. If automation or semi automation was used, educators could spend more… Read more » about Research needed to advance automated marking and feedback.
health and wellbeing
How are students’ health and wellbeing needs being supported at BU? BU Academic staff are invited to complete a short anonymous survey which aims to explore how academics at BU understand their role in supporting students’ health and wellbeing. The survey will be open until 22 March and is available by clicking here – it… Read more » about Academic Survey – Supporting Students’ Health and Wellbeing
Fees debate Last week started with the Sunday Times headline suggesting that the government would reduce tuition fees to £7500 and then the debate that has been continuing all summer boiled over briefly. You can read more about it on Wonkhe here. Headline grabbing policies on tuition fees are apparently fed by the view that… Read more » about HE Policy update w/e 22nd September 2017
As part of the Fair Access Research project we would like academic staff to complete this survey to help us understand how students are supported at BU. Questions of access to higher education do not end (or start) at the university gates. Widening participation involves engagement with a long and complex cycle of learning, as discussed here:… Read more » about Supporting you to support your students