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Assessment in HE Conference 2015

Rod Cullen and Rachel Forsyth: Supporting information for poster for the Assessment in HE conference 2015, Birmingham Abstract A large post-92 University in the UK carried out a project to improve consistency and student satisfaction with assessment and to prepare the … Continue reading

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Open course on Assessment in HE

This blog may have gone quiet, but there is still quite a lot of work happening with the TRAFFIC project. We have been consolidating our findings into assessment policy and procedures which should improve both experiences of staff and students, … Continue reading

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Assessment Management Processes

One of the key aspects of the TRAFFIC project has been an attempt to map the processes for each stage of the assessment lifecycle. As we’ve previously mentioned, we have quite a few parts of systems which work well on … Continue reading

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Multi-professional teams

I suppose it’s tedious to keep emphasising the extent to which assessment is a critical activity in the lives of staff and students, but I’m going to carry on doing it until we think that all of our systems are … Continue reading

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University Standards Descriptors

In an earlier post, I described the development of University Standards Descriptors to support a consistent approach to writing marking criteria across a very diverse institution. As part of the dissemination, I’ve done a short video to explain why they’ve … Continue reading

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EAS12 conference, Dundee

The eAssessment Scotland conference in Dundee was a good way to begin the new academic year. With keynotes from David Boud, Russell Stannard and Cristina Costa, and no conference fee, the conference was very popular and there were over 300 … Continue reading

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TRAFFIC assessment info goes mobile

MMU has developed a “Core Plus” VLE based on Moodle, which presents information relevant to each student’s studies, such as their timetable, reading list and assignment deadlines. The “mega-mashup” web-service developed to deliver this personalised information is described in our … Continue reading

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Why I mark on-screen

The issue of on-screen marking is emotive and in my experience polarising. It doesn’t seem to be something colleagues can easily take or leave as evidenced by a recent lively exchange between members of the assessment community of practice at … Continue reading

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Continuing the Conversations

I mentioned in an earlier blogpost that dissemination around the baseline report was still going on and that it was a key part of our engagement strategy. This post summarises a few of the activities which have taken place in … Continue reading

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HEA/HeLF seminar on Institutional Transformations on Electronic Submission

The Heads of e-Learning Forum (HeLF) and the HEA Flexible Learning team got together to organise a really useful meeting on ‘institutional transformation on electronic submission’ on Friday 8 June 2012. There was a real sense of zeitgeist about the … Continue reading

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