Developing consistent marking and feedback in Learn

Background More and more Schools within Loughborough University are looking at ways in which they can develop consistency within marking and feedback. Additionally, they are moving towards online submission to support this. As a result, colleagues are looking at ways that they can use rubrics or grid marking schemes to feedback electronically in an efficientRead more

Supporting students’ learning using STACK: Application on a Finance module

Kai-Hong Tee (School of Business and Economics) has been using the STACK question type in Learn to generate mathematical questions. In the post below, Kai explains how it works and why it benefits students.  Background I am currently teaching “Financial Management” which is offered as a core module for our second-year students studying for theRead more

EAT – it’s good for you!

Loughborough University and the Higher Education Academy Community of Practice: on Assessment and Feedback are pleased to offer a one-day event focusing on developing and implementing a self-regulatory approach to assessment. The event is taking place on Wednesday 20th September 2017 in the Stuart Mason Building and is being facilitated by the Centre for AcademicRead more

Bridging the Feedback Gap

It is a common occurrence to hear staff express concerns about how feedback is used, but it’s often unclear what the expectations around feedback are for both students and staff. Simon Martin, Department of Materials (AACME), recently a conducted a survey that was aimed at establishing just how much student and staff attitudes to feedbackRead more

CAP Forum Friday 6th Feb – Focus On Assessment

Date: Friday 6th February Venue: BRI.2.08 – Bridgeman Building Time: 14.00 – 16.00 Come and discuss assessment!   During January the Centre for Academic Practice (CAP) has been running a series of workshops and other activities focused on assessment. The CAP Forum, which will be the first in a regular series, will be an opportunityRead more

Making assessments work

Exhausted from a deluge of assessment marking? You may be in agreement with Einstein, “It is simply madness to keep doing the same thing, and expect different results.”  As Fisch and McLeod put it back in 2007… …we are at risk if we are using the same assessment practices to prepare students for a veryRead more

Transforming the experience of students through assessment: TESTA

TESTA is a methodology designed to address assessment and feedback issues at the programme-level. It is built on a robust, triangulated research methodology with qualitative and quantitative elements, and underpinned by educational principles and research literature. What problem is TESTA addressing? • The disconnect between assessment innovations at the individual module level and assessment problemsRead more

Assessment that is “equitable, valid and reliable”

Assessment is a complex topic since it involves two distinct aspects. First, it forms an essential element of the learning process. Students learn both from assessment activities and from their interaction with staff about their performance in those activities. Second, it is the means by which academic staff form judgements as to what extent studentsRead more

Focus On… Assessment

Starting this month, the Centre for Academic Practice is going to have a different thematic focus every month throughout the academic year. The focus for January 2015 is ‘assessment’ which seems appropriate as we approach the examination period. For each theme we’ll have a range of workshops, ‘coffee and cake’ sessions as well as blogRead more

HEA STEM (Computing) Event on Assessing Large Classes

  The University of Derby are holding a free event funded by the HEA on ‘Innovative approaches to teaching, assessing and feeding back to large Engineering and Computing classes.’ It takes place next week, 21st Feb 2014 at 10am. A programme is available, and bookings can be made online. For further information, visit the HEARead more

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