Issues and Scenarios Workshop


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Workshop by Dr Tim Linsey, Kingston University, at the "Improving Assessment and Feedback Practices in a Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Environment: Theory and Practice" Event, 19th May 2010 at Kingston University. Part of the "Higher Education Academy : Evidence Based Practice Seminar Series 2010.

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Issues and Scenarios Workshop

  1. 1. Higher Education Academy : Evidence Based Practice Seminar Series 2010 Improving Assessment and Feedback Practices in a Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching Environment Practical Issues and Scenarios Workshop A number of current issues and examples of practice have been identified below. The aim of this group based workshop is to elaborate on, amend and add to this list for the purpose of sharing practice and ideas. Our suggestion is that each group does this one from of 3 perspectives: a. Institutional, b. Academic Development, c. Academic. 1. Wider issues Assessment in step with evolving pedagogies Authentic, complex, challenging tasks and the assessment of these tasks Institutional issues of space, timetabling, staff loading models Assessment tasks as learning tasks Providing effective feedback that students can use – Feedforward Involvement of students in the assessment process Feedback and assessment with students working remotely from the institution Our students 2. Practical Issues Beyond the pockets to systemisation First steps – building on existing systems – the 1.5+ Maintaining reliability and confidence in technologies Using environments beyond the control of the institution Multitude of platforms – mobile and personal technologies Assessing group work Large classes Staff time Support beyond disseminating good practice Tim Linsey - Kingston University May 2010
  2. 2. Higher Education Academy : Evidence Based Practice Seminar Series 2010 3. A Few Examples of Practice / technologies Immersive / Virtual worlds / simulation e.g. see Second Life ( ) G4 Project ( ) Bayeaux tapestry ( An example of its use in assessment by Geoffrey Crisp. ‘Historic record or Norman Propaganda’. See also: Crisp, G. May 2010 Why should we change assessment because of Web 2.0? and Audio feedback e.g. Sounds Good Project ( Video feedback e.g. Asset Project ( Peer review e.g. Spark Plus (, PRAZE (, Calibrated Peer Review (, Turnitin PeerMark ( Group assessment e.g. WebPA Project (, Web 2.0 Authoring Tools in Higher Education Learning and Teaching: New Directions for Assessment and Academic Integrity Project ( : Gray, K., Waycott, J., Clerehan, R., Hamilton, M., Richardson, M., Sheard, J., & Thompson, C. 2010 Web 2.0 authoring tools in higher education learning and teaching: New directions for assessment and academic integrity: A framework for field-testing and refining good practice guidelines in pilot projects at Australian universities during Semester One 2010. Retrieved 14/5/10 from Tim Linsey - Kingston University May 2010