Monday, 20 November 2017

FW: Transforming Assessment Webinars - recording 15 Nov 'Getting it right: guidelines for online assessment' + 30 nov 'feedback for learning' [JISCmail]

1) Recording available: Getting it right: guidelines for online assessment held 15 Nov 2017.
2) Webinar by colleagues: "Feedback for learning - closing the loop" 30 Nov 2017 [2AM UTC).
3) e-Exams workshop at ASCILITE conference 7 Dec 2017 (free).

Note: the Transforming Assessment webinars will resume in 2018.

Please forward to interested colleagues!

1) Recording available: Getting it right: guidelines for online assessment held 15 Nov 2017.

Presenters: David Snell and Jane Terrell (Massey University, New Zealand)

This session explored findings and tools developed for an Ako Aotearoa project on developing guidelines for assessment in higher education as well as an online tool that provides guidance to teachers in selecting online assessment tools.

View and download resources via:

2) Bonus webinar! "Feedback for Learning: Closing the Assessment Loop" 30 Nov 2017.

This separately run session by colleagues...
A/Prof. Michael Henderson (Monash University, Australia) and A/Prof. Phillip Dawson (Deakin University, Australia).

This concise 45-minute webinar will discuss the findings and practice implications arising from a large-scale, multi-institutional study conducted by the Australian Government funded 'Feedback for Learning: Closing the Assessment Loop' project. The webinar will explore current educator and student experiences of feedback, and discuss strategies to develop and support effective feedback designs.

Note: the start time is 1.00PM Australian Eastern Daylight saving time (02:00AM Universal time).
The session will be recorded.

Please register for this free session via:

3) e-Exams workshop at ASCILITE conference 7 Dec (free).

We are running a hands-on workshop on authentic e-Exams suitable for educators, e-learning designers and e-learning technologists.

Title: Workshop 2 "Transforming exams: Hands on with the technology".
Date: Thursday 7 Dec: 10:00am to 1:30pm

Venue: T Block, Room 125, University of Southern Queensland campus, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia.
A catered light lunch will be provided.

Capacity: 40 people.
Workshop registration link (no cost):

(scroll down to find "Register now and secure your attendance".)

Numbers are limited so please get in quick - but also let us know if you subsequently can't make it so we can free places for others.

Participants will need to bring a compatible laptop. Please refer to

This workshop is sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training funded project: Transforming Exams (Grant ID 15-4747).
Note! only the workshop session and workshop catering are free. Participants must pay for their own travel and accommodation expenses. Also, if participants attend the ASCILITE conference on 4 to 6 Dec they will need to separately register and pay the conference registration fee.

Further information:
The Transforming Assessment webinars are part of a series of free events covering a range of assessment and e-assessment topics.
Sessions are hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, PVC Education, University of New South Wales and Dr Mathew Hillier, Monash Office Learning and Teaching, Monash University, Australia.
Further information on this and future events, recordings of past sessions, links to resources and participation/technical help on using the virtual seminar system can be found on our website at

Support for this activity has been provided by the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (as the 'e-Assessment SIG'), the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching, University of New South Wales, Monash University and the University of Queensland. The views expressed in this publication/activity do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsoring institutions.

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Dr Mathew Hillier
Honorary Academic/Snr Lecturer
The Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation
(was 'Teaching and Educational Development Institute'),
The University of Queensland, Australia
Substantive post:
Academic/Snr Lecturer
Office of Learning & Teaching
Monash University, Caulfield Campus (Melbourne), Australia
Transforming Assessment

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