Reflecting Viewpoints: Encouraging creativity in curriculum design (Assessment and feedback) Dr Alan Masson, Catherine O’D...
Session Outline <ul><li>Introduce Viewpoints  (2 mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment and Feedback (A&F) workshops  (3 mins)...
Viewpoints Overview <ul><li>Viewpoints is a JISC-funded curriculum design project.  </li></ul><ul><li>Its remit is to crea...
A&F Workshop <ul><li>Develop an activity-based workshop that aims to encourage reflection and creativity in assessment and...
CIES R&R Programme Involvement <ul><li>2 day residential event facilitated  by RLO CETL and Wolfson Reward Programme .  </...
Group work activities <ul><li>Split into groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Each group will:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be given a real...
Task 1 – Cards (5 mins) <ul><li>Write your scenario on the worksheet.  </li></ul><ul><li>Chose relevant cards that might a...
Task 2 – Ideas (5 mins) <ul><li>Turn over the most important card(s) and tick any ideas that might help address your group...
Task 3 - Tailoring a solution (5 mins) <ul><li>Discuss how your selected ideas could be used in practice to address your g...
Task 4 - Compare with R&R output (5 mins) <ul><li>Compare your worksheet with the R&R output handout.  </li></ul><ul><li>M...
Group 1 Scenario:  Improve dissertation standards Why:  To bridge gap between module-based assignments and independent res...
Group 2 Scenario:  Improve feedback methods Why:  Students fail to engage with written assessment feedback.
Group 3 Scenario:  Effective use of an ePortfolio Why:  Course up for revalidation – artefacts could be useful beyond the ...
Group 4 Scenario:  ‘Reflect on Me’ Why:  To allow students to develop skills and share these across modules.
Group 5 Scenario:  Improve student engagement Why:  Course up for revalidation – going to be using a blended approach (com...
Group 6 Scenario:  Student Assessment handbook Why:  To help 1 st  year students initially in their transition to higher e...
Group 7 Scenario:  Enhance CAD feedback Why:  Enhance A&F to measuring student ability to analyse and manipulate drawings ...
Captured Process <ul><li>A&F sessions </li></ul>R&R residential
Viewpoints Session - Findings Total number = 25 The workshop helped to… Result Structure a clear and sensible plan 100% Co...
Findings - Quotes <ul><li>From participants: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Thought provoking.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Good...
Next steps <ul><li>Refine the workshop format based on feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the online version of the A&F to...
Any Questions?
Further information Project blog:  http://viewpoints.ulster.ac.uk CIES R&R Programme:  http://www.cetl.ulster.ac.uk/elearn...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Viewpoints at the Ulster eLearning Conference 2010

768 views

Published on

Viewpoints Assessment and Feedback workshops at the Ulster eLearning Conference 2010 - helping practitioners creatively reflect on their assessment and feedback practice, considering the student perspective.

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
768
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
63
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
5
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Viewpoints at the Ulster eLearning Conference 2010

  1. 1. Reflecting Viewpoints: Encouraging creativity in curriculum design (Assessment and feedback) Dr Alan Masson, Catherine O’Donnell, Fiona Doherty Technology Facilitated Learning, University of Ulster Ulster E-Learning Conference – 21st January 2010
  2. 2. Session Outline <ul><li>Introduce Viewpoints (2 mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment and Feedback (A&F) workshops (3 mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Group work tasks - demo, compare and share (27 mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Viewpoints involvement in the CETL Institutional E-learning Services (CIES) Reward and Recognition (R&R) programme - photos and findings (5 mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps (3 mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Questions (5 mins) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Viewpoints Overview <ul><li>Viewpoints is a JISC-funded curriculum design project. </li></ul><ul><li>Its remit is to create a series of user-friendly reflective tools (in workshop and online format) to promote and enhance effective curriculum design . </li></ul><ul><li>The tools will help staff consider areas such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- assessment and feedback, information skills, student interactions, teaching & learning and options & pathways. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. A&F Workshop <ul><li>Develop an activity-based workshop that aims to encourage reflection and creativity in assessment and feedback practice, considering the student perspective. </li></ul><ul><li>Use large laminated worksheets (with a student timeline) and best practice assessment and feedback cards as prompts. </li></ul><ul><li>Work together in groups to plan how to address their assessment and feedback objective(s). </li></ul><ul><li>Produce visual output. </li></ul>
  5. 5. CIES R&R Programme Involvement <ul><li>2 day residential event facilitated by RLO CETL and Wolfson Reward Programme . </li></ul><ul><li>Delivered one-hour sessions to R&R (E-facilitated A&F) groups Dec ’09. </li></ul><ul><li>Sessions helped groups reflect on their project proposals and discuss possible solutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Visual outputs were available at the residential event (14 th & 15 th Dec 09) to help each group develop their project designs. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Group work activities <ul><li>Split into groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Each group will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be given a real-life scenario (from R&R), prompts and 4 tasks to complete. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have the opportunity to compare their output with the R&R output. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be required to feed back similarities, differences and any new ideas. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Firstly, please take a moment to individually read your group scenario . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Task 1 – Cards (5 mins) <ul><li>Write your scenario on the worksheet. </li></ul><ul><li>Chose relevant cards that might address this and place them on the timeline, where relevant, considering the student perspective. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Task 2 – Ideas (5 mins) <ul><li>Turn over the most important card(s) and tick any ideas that might help address your group scenario. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Task 3 - Tailoring a solution (5 mins) <ul><li>Discuss how your selected ideas could be used in practice to address your group scenario. </li></ul><ul><li>As a group make notes on the worksheet using post-its or markers . </li></ul>
  10. 10. Task 4 - Compare with R&R output (5 mins) <ul><li>Compare your worksheet with the R&R output handout. </li></ul><ul><li>Make notes using post-its of: similarities, differences and any new ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>N.B. One member from each group will briefly feed back your findings. </li></ul><ul><li>(1 min each) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Group 1 Scenario: Improve dissertation standards Why: To bridge gap between module-based assignments and independent research.
  12. 12. Group 2 Scenario: Improve feedback methods Why: Students fail to engage with written assessment feedback.
  13. 13. Group 3 Scenario: Effective use of an ePortfolio Why: Course up for revalidation – artefacts could be useful beyond the module.
  14. 14. Group 4 Scenario: ‘Reflect on Me’ Why: To allow students to develop skills and share these across modules.
  15. 15. Group 5 Scenario: Improve student engagement Why: Course up for revalidation – going to be using a blended approach (combination of block face-to-face teaching and online learning).
  16. 16. Group 6 Scenario: Student Assessment handbook Why: To help 1 st year students initially in their transition to higher education.
  17. 17. Group 7 Scenario: Enhance CAD feedback Why: Enhance A&F to measuring student ability to analyse and manipulate drawings and make constructive comments about example drawings.
  18. 18. Captured Process <ul><li>A&F sessions </li></ul>R&R residential
  19. 19. Viewpoints Session - Findings Total number = 25 The workshop helped to… Result Structure a clear and sensible plan 100% Consider the learner’s experience of A&F 96% Explore creative ideas about A&F 92% Reflect on A&F 88% Encourage effective teamwork 100% Think differently about their A&F practice 80% The cards are relevant and useful 96%
  20. 20. Findings - Quotes <ul><li>From participants: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Thought provoking.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Good to see the plan in front of you.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Short sessions exploring ideas - very useful. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Enjoyed it – not too time-consuming and time used very well. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From external residential facilitator: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Broader range of designs - not just focused on learning objects.” </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Next steps <ul><li>Refine the workshop format based on feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the online version of the A&F tool </li></ul><ul><li>Promote and disseminate both versions </li></ul><ul><li>Build up examples / case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Use a similar structure for the other aspects of the Viewpoints project (information skills, learner interactions, teaching & learning and options & pathways) </li></ul>
  22. 22. Any Questions?
  23. 23. Further information Project blog: http://viewpoints.ulster.ac.uk CIES R&R Programme: http://www.cetl.ulster.ac.uk/elearning/rrs/ RLO CETL: http://www.rlo-cetl.ac.uk Dr Alan Masson, Project Director - [email_address] Catherine O’Donnell, Academic E-Learning Consultant - [email_address] Fiona Doherty, Instructional Technologist - [email_address]

×