Some Digital Options for assessment and feedback


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  • Another innovative practice: active, engaging students, way of getting response/assessment/feedback. Raises motivation
  • Some Digital Options for assessment and feedback

    1. 1. Assessment & Feedback: Some Digital Options Dr Christine Davies (@christinepd) JISC RSC Wales
    2. 2. …using technology to enhance and extend options for formative assessment & feedback
    3. 3. Student perspectives: NUS surveyResults of NUS StudentSurveys : Students like: •varied forms of“Regardless of institution, assessmentbackground or course, students •detailed feedbackwere significantly less satisfiedabout the feedback that they •timely feedbackreceived than their overall learningexperience”
    4. 4. ‘REAP’ principles • JISC-funded ‘Re- Engineering Assessment Practices’ project, University of Strathclyde (see ‘Effective Assessment in a Digital age’ : )
    5. 5. voting systems/ clickers/ personal response systems/audience response systems eg. ‘Turning Point’; ‘Quizdom’ NB: Turning Point ‘ResponseWare’ and ‘Turning Point Anyware’ Eg. University of Strathclyde case study in JISC publication ‘Innovation in e-learning’
    6. 6. ‘Open’ responses: text wall • Answer by sending a text to 07537 402 400• Question: • Start your text ‘rscw’ withName 3 counties of gap before your response Wales • Or post a message to the text wall by going to
    7. 7. Another ‘open’ option: Twitter Ques: Name 2 Welsh saints •Answer by ‘tweeting’ using the hash-tag #welshsaint
    8. 8. …NB: ‘Poll Everywhere’ • Response can be via texts on mobile phones, PC, or Twitter • Free for audiences up to 40 • Online system
    9. 9. Use of quiz-type questions Examples: •Openmark (OU) •Moodle quizzes •Hot Potatoes •Flubaroo •QuestionMark Perception (QMP)
    10. 10. Do you use online assignment submission?1. Yes, extensively2. A little3. no 29% 47% 24% Yes, exten... A little no
    11. 11. Do you mark onscreen/online? (eg. Grademark)1. Yes, and like it2. Have tried it – don’t like it 35% 41%3. Haven’t tried it 24% Yes, and like it Have tried it – d... Haven’t tried it
    12. 12. Audio Feedback Advice: • Example: •http://www.bioscience.heacade rry.aspx
    13. 13. Screenshots & screencasting • For assignments • feedback • ‘repeat’ instruction Eg: •Jing •Camstudio •… hosting on VLE, YouTube, VimeoEg. University of Keele STAF project: Maths at University of Nottingham:
    14. 14. Screencasts, video, audio …..and there are manyetc could be used as forms other options such asof student assignment as giving presentations,well as lecturer feedback posters, group- assessing wider skill set discussions, asynchronous forums, simulations etc
    15. 15. Encouraging & Assessing Collaboration Eg: Mindmeister, Google docs (- synchronous collaboration options)
    16. 16. Also: sites such as Pinterest …and Flickr, Picassa, YouTube, Vimeo, NingScope for:•collaborative/individual show-casing•Lecturer/examiner/peer review and assessment
    17. 17. Other peer review/assessment options • Peermark (Turnitin) • Peerwise: http://peerwise.cs.auckla (eg. University of Edinburgh)
    18. 18. simulations Eg. •SIMPLE project for Law: http:// •Health Sciences at University of Glamorgan: http://
    19. 19. JISC initiatives on Assessment & Feedback • Programme: Assessment and Feedback Programme: • Publication: Effective Assessment • Projects: eg. ESCAPE, University of Hertfordshire; MAC, University of Westminster:
    20. 20. Christine @christinepd 01792 602511 @rscwales