Monthly Archives: March 2012

Principles as Discourse webinar 20/03/12

Rod Cullen, Robin Johnson and I attended a webinar given by David Nicol on 20 March 2012: “Principles as discourse“. This webinar was a closed session for Strand A projects and was intended to get us focused on principles and … Continue reading

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iTeam Webinar 15/03/12

Rod and I attended a webinar given by the iTeam project from the University of Hertfordshire on 15 March 2012. (A recording of the webinar is available). The webinar was titled ‘Efficiency of assessment – initial thinking from the ITEAM … Continue reading

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An emerging spec for Diploma Supplement

Just returned from an intensive 3 day workshop in Oslo with European colleagues looking at electronic standards for the transfer of assessment results. The working group, which included representatives from Norway, Italy, Greece, Poland and the UK, reviewed transcript approaches … Continue reading

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Handling Marks

In tandem with the TRAFFIC project, the University is putting in place a series of measures to improve the ways in which the coursework submissions ‘lifecycle’ or process is managed. This is in response to student requests via the Students’ … Continue reading

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Thinking about standards for electronic assessment handling

Next week I’ll be representing the TRAFFIC project at a meeting in Oslo to devise actions for promoting a standards-based approach to the handling of assessment results. The meeting follows up work started by the Metadata for Learning Opportunities (MLO) … Continue reading

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Baseline report: electronic submission

One key area of development for the TRAFFIC project will be electronic submission of work. This is something which was mentioned by all of the focus groups and several interviewees in preparing the baseline report. Many people are already using … Continue reading

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James Ballard Online Presentation of ULCC work with Exeter

On Friday 2nd March Mark (S), Neil and I attended an online demonstration of the work that ULCC have been doing with the University of Exeter by James Ballard. Rachel had hoped to attend as the presentation was done via … Continue reading

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Baseline report: assessment criteria

In the previous post I mentioned that the baseline report suggests that a consistent template for assignment briefs is needed, supported by clear guidance on assignment task design and size, developing appropriate assessment criteria, and best practice on feedback and … Continue reading

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Baseline Report: Assessment design

In this post I’m summarising some of what we have said about assessment design in the baseline report. The EQAL (Enhancing Quality of Assessment for Learning, we do like our acronyms) process has placed some constraints on modular structure, which … Continue reading

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