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An ID&AL Loop - David Parkes & Alison Pope

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    An ID&AL Loop - David Parkes & Alison Pope An ID&AL Loop - David Parkes & Alison Pope Presentation Transcript

    • David Parkes Alison Pope
    • • Few activities in Universities are as important and as problematic as assessment and feedback • Feedback is widely recognised as one of the most important influences on learning and success • It remains a key issue in student satisfaction surveys • Institutions and the sector wrestle with implementing effective feedback practice
    • • Clarify what good performance is • Facilitate self-evaluation • Deliver high-quality feedback information • Encourage peer and teacher dialogue • Encourage positive motivation and self-esteem • Provide opportunities to close the gap • Use feedback to improve teaching http://jiscdesignstudio.pbworks.com/w/page/50193583/Feedback
    • ASK is a major asset for the University - as part of Information Services we provide libraries, skills and learning opportunities; manage knowledge and learning resources and support all aspects of Information, Digital and Academic Literacies From our 2013/14 Plan…..
    • http://www.warningsigngenerator.com/
    • Who is involved in feedback? http://www.the60sofficialsite.com/images/Mighty%20Tiny.jpg
    • School specific projects in Engineering, Business, Law and Education and Social Work October 2013- 2 pronged approach: School specific and generic cross- University
    • When? http://www.vintageradios.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/vintage-radio.jpg
    • • Strategic Management (Level 6) • Three post feedback sessions: – Session 1: Lecture overview, 30 attend – Session 2: Workshop, 12 attend – Session 3: Workshop, 10 attend (joint with Study Skills) Business
    • • MA Education, one workshop for evening mode, 15 students attend • Joint workshop with study skills team Education
    • • Set up with Foundation Year tutor- October 2013 • Ran January to March 2014 • Series of 5 feedback focused workshops, e.g. academic writing, referencing, researching plus 5 drop-ins • The aim: subject tutor to specify to students which of the timetabled workshops students need to attend- tutor actually writes this on the student’s work! • Despite being highly student specific- very poor attendance- only 13 students! Law
    • Set up mid January 2014 Date picked to suit all Faculties Saturation advertising RSS feeds Widget in Blackboard Emails to Faculties Posters Libcal booking
    • • http://libguides.staffs.ac.uk/bettergrade Get a better grade! http://libguides.staffs.ac.uk/bettergrade
    • 195 students book: 4 Faculty based days, Friday morning generic 115 attend- 59% of those who booked 59 students attend study skills sessions 30 students attend library sessions 29 students attend IT sessions All called Making the most of …
    • 70% attend just one session 14% attend all 3 16% attend 2 Wednesday pm and Friday am are most popular Arts students are highest attenders Health second most popular Generic session even attracts distance learners
    • Where did we go right? Simple message – Get a Better Grade Simple evaluation 115 responses - 113 happy faces! Timing- struck a chord with both academic colleagues and students Beyond induction- infiltrate a different part of the academic year Online booking - adds perceived value Students really liked it – strategic learners
    • http://www.alonetogetherbook.co m http://bowlingalone.com You are always alone when the results come in…
    • • Capitalise on success • Decided immediately to run sessions on exam support – Putting the finishing touches to your documents – Keep calm and pass your exams – Referencing reassurance What we decided to do next
    • • Set of Get a better grade events embedded in the academic calendar- specific for levels 4 and 5 • Different set for level 6? • Maybe for postgraduates? • Support for distance learners • Link the whole scheme to Open Badges- collect badges for attendance and fill your Get a better grade backpack! For the future?
    • Open Badges at Staffs • InfoZone: Library and IT induction • Add on to Digital Skills workshops for students • Attendance at TeachMeets • Working with Students’ Union • To support Staffordshire Graduate Attributes
    • http://www.oldwoodtoys.com/other_gliders.htm David Parkes Alison Pope