Sunday, 18 October 2015

FW: Transforming Assessment Update: next session 4 Nov (limitations of assessment criteria) [JISC]


Transforming Assessment Webinar Update
[Via JISCmail - this is not direct email - apologies for any cross posting]

1) Recording released form 7 Oct "Outdoor sensors for realtime data in e-learning activities"
2) Next session 4 November: "The multiple limitations of assessment criteria"
3) Call for 2016 speakers.

Please forward to interested colleagues!


1) Recording released: "Outdoor sensors for realtime data in e-learning activities" (held 7 Oct), presented by A/Prof. Kim Bryceson (University of Queensland, Australia)
View the recording and download resources via

2) Next session 4 November: "The multiple limitations of assessment criteria"
Presenter: Emeritus Professor Sue Bloxham (University of Cumbria, UK)

This session will explore the use of assessment criteria by experienced markers. Sue will draw on a recent study which identified five factors in the use of criteria that contribute to marking inconsistency. The implications for fairness, standards and guidance to students will be discussed. Discussion will also take place on alternatives and enhancements to assessment criteria as typically used in higher education.

Sessions are hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, Dean Learning and Teaching, RMIT University and Dr Mathew Hillier, Office of the Vice-Provost Learning and Teaching, Monash University, Australia.

Starting UTC 07:00am (5PM Eastern Australian standard) time for 1 hour.
Further information, time zone conversions and registration via

3) Call for 2016 speakers:
Academics and professional staff interested in presenting innovations and experiences related to e-Assessment in higher and further education are encouraged to email their topic and preferred month to mathew.hillier[at] (replace [at] with @). Most sessions occur on the first Wednesday of the month starting at UTC 07:00 (5PM Eastern Australian standard) time. Note we prefer interactive sessions in the style of 'by academics for academics' exploring coal face experiences rather than vendor presentations.

Further information:
The Transforming Assessment webinars are part of a series of free events covering a range of e-assessment topics.
Further information on this and future events, recordings of past sessions, project information 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, RMIT University, 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 Vice-Provost (Learning & Teaching)
Monash University, Caulfield Campus (Melbourne), Australia
Transforming Assessment

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