Tag: Assessment

Learning and Teaching Exchange. Turning the Tables

This Blog is a collaboration by students and speakers involved in the event. Edited by Elisabetta Lando  This was the first Learning and Teaching Exchange where student speakers took to the virtual teaching podium to tell staff how things were going from their perspective.  Some great ideas and some very useful tips were shared. Ruqaiyah Javaid (Vice-President for…Continue Reading Learning and Teaching Exchange. Turning the Tables

E-assessment journey. Examining excellence

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In December I attended a conference on e-assessments at BPP University. For me the day seemed to develop in two ways; one focusing more on the philosophy of assessment and the other on the practical side of implementing an e-assessment tool, which in this case was a platform that I had not come across before…Continue Reading E-assessment journey. Examining excellence

Enhacing the student experience with audio feedback

At our Moodle Refreshers, we’ve been telling staff about the new audio and video feedback feature for grading assignments. One of the lecturers pointed out that there is a body of evidence to show the effectiveness of audio feedback. And so there is… One study sums up the potential benefits quite nicely and revealed “extremely…Continue Reading Enhacing the student experience with audio feedback

Students as Producers: the Digital History Vault

In June, the School of Arts and Social Sciences held its first Learning and Teaching Awards. Our own Connie Tse and Dina Fainberg, lecturer in Modern History, presented the Digital Vault project, a student-produced database of historical documents, for which they won the runner-up prize.   What is the Digital History Vault?  The Digital Vault is…Continue Reading Students as Producers: the Digital History Vault

Learning and Teaching Awards – SASS (School of Arts and Social Sciences)

The School of Arts and Social Sciences’ (SASS) inaugural Learning and Teaching Awards took place on 13th June. School staff were encouraged to submit examples of their good practice in relation to teaching and learning, methods of assessment and feedback, employability skills development and student support. From a very strong field, finalists were selected to…Continue Reading Learning and Teaching Awards – SASS (School of Arts and Social Sciences)

Innovation in Assessment: Pitching a Service Improvement Initiative

Following on from Health’s Got Talent in June (see our previous blog posts), we are sharing some of the excellent learning and teaching and practice presented at the event. In this post we will explore the use of technology to support assessment diversification, with an example from Caroline McGraw in the School of Health Sciences. Caroline…Continue Reading Innovation in Assessment: Pitching a Service Improvement Initiative

‘The Reflective Practitioner’: a one-of-a-kind elective

The Rational & Intuitive Manager: Holtham & Dove (2018)

This is a guest post from Aurelie Zhu, a 1st year Business Studies student at Cass Business School, that looks back on her participation in the ‘Reflective Practitioner’ module. What is the module about? The module is designed to enhance and develop Intuitive qualities which are essential to any successful managers of our time. And…Continue Reading ‘The Reflective Practitioner’: a one-of-a-kind elective

Moodle3.2: Rubrics as a method of providing feedback using Moodle Assignment

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There are several ways to mark and provide feedback on Moodle. In this blog post I will focus on rubrics as a method in which this is possible. A rubric for assessment, usually in the form of a matrix or grid, is a feedback tool used to interpret and grade students’ work against criteria and…Continue Reading Moodle3.2: Rubrics as a method of providing feedback using Moodle Assignment

Marking electronic submissions with a touchscreen

At the beginning of October 2016, LEaD loaned a touchscreen tablet and stylus to Professor Keith Pullen to enable him to provide hand-written notations and feedback on online assignment submissions. Keith is a Professor of Energy Systems, who teaches Part 4 Design for Mechanical Engineering students. The students on the course are required to produce…Continue Reading Marking electronic submissions with a touchscreen

Innovations in STEM teaching

Earlier this year, I attended the HEA STEM 2016 conference. This post details some of the highlights from the event. With a conference theme centred around inspiring, supporting and sharing excellent practice in STEM teaching and learning, I was particularly interested in sessions that focused on innovations in STEM teaching. I found inspiration at ones run…Continue Reading Innovations in STEM teaching