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What are the ingredients that make assessment meaningful: A guide

Assessment is an inextricable part of learning, and it can be something we do ‘in the moment’ (“hmmm, that was OK but I need to do X next time”), or it could be a high-stakes formal assessment designed and administered … Continue reading

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Different lenses on assessment: Working with a strengths-based approach

Assessment is always a hot topic, whether you are involved in formal education or other forms of learning and upskilling. This webinar session, facilitated by Manu Faaea-Semeatu and Nadell Karatea-Kokiri, focussed on how we can re-think and re-shape assessment. In … Continue reading

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Your thoughts about timetabling…?

The whole notion of the tyranny of the timetable and how it can stifle learning is quite a popular one – see for example Enslaved by timetable tyranny. There are many ideas discussed in the article, a couple of which included: … Continue reading

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Using reward contingencies in online activities to facilitate engagement in a statistics class

This presentation was by Xochitl de la Piedad Garcia opened by introducing a definition for engagement which is the time, energy and resources that students devote to activities designed to enhance learning at university. With statistics, the course and the knowledge-base is cumulative, so the … Continue reading

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Unsupervised online constructed-response tests

Genevieve Johnson started by looking at how new technologies are often used in the same way as the old technologies (horse-less carriage = car). Therefore the ‘e’ in assessment is just that – old assessments shifted online.   Diagnostic testing plays … Continue reading

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Prompting good learning and setting the stage for authentic student achievement

I have been reading and listening to Gary Stager for several years now, and much of what he says resonates with where I hope education in particular, and approaches to learning in general, are heading. In A Good Prompt is … Continue reading

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The CAT amongst the pigeons: A reflective framework approach to personalised PD in open, flexible and networked learning

Image via Wikipedia This is an initiative designed by John Clayton and Richard Elliott (Emerging Technologoies Centre). Richard Elliott started the session by asking the question “is there a difference between education and training?”. He then used the scenario – … Continue reading

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Standardised testing: What’s the point?

Image via WikipediaI would argue that “Assessment practice is at its most rich when assessment events are relevant, authentic and timely. Relevant assessment is that which is inextricably linked to learning outcomes designed to meet an agreed graduate profile (Biggs, … Continue reading

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How do I measure the effects of shifts in my professional practice?

This presentation looks at how self-reflection is positioned in relation to evaluation, feedback, assessment and research (and also looks at possible definitions and purposes). Links to a video and a Prezi around reflective practice as a personal and school-wide activity … Continue reading

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A possible starting point for thinking about designing online courses

Image by hazelowendmc via FlickrThis presentation has been designed as a starting point for anyone thinking about online learning. It’s a very brief overview that looks at some of the outcomes and interactions that might be desired, along with a … Continue reading

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