Wednesday, 17 February 2016

FW: Transforming Assessment Update: next session 2 March "Designing for Learner Engagement with Computer-based Summative Exams" [JISC]


Transforming Assessment Webinar Update

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1) Next session: 2 March 2016 "Designing for Learner Engagement with Computer-based Summative Exams"
2) Recording: "Developing a 4‐dimensional interdisciplinary learning environment" held 3 Feb

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1) Next session 2 March 2016
"Designing for Learner Engagement with Computer-based Summative Exams"

Presenters: Richard Walker and Zoe Handley (University of York, UK)


How do we prepare university students for high stakes computer-based testing? What steps should instructors take to ensure that students can perform to the best of their abilities? These are the some of the questions that this session will explore.

A Learner Engagement with e-Assessment (LEe-AP) framework for instructors has been developed which highlights engagement issues when introducing computer-based assessment and includes guidance for students and instructors. The framework touches on socialisation measures, preparation for test-taking, revision strategies, test organisation and the presentation of questions via the user interface. The session will explore the experiences of postgraduate education students taking high stakes computer-based examinations as well as reflections on practice after using the framework to prepare a new MA cohort (2015-16) and in mock exams held in November 2015 and January 2016.

2) Recording for
"Developing a 4‐dimensional interdisciplinary learning environment" held 3 feb 2016.

Presenter: Dr Chris Landorf (University of Queensland, Australia).

This presentation reported on the development of an interactive digital learning environment and associated learning activities for construction industry learners. The learning environment is based on a time-lapse 3-dimensional (4D) visualisation of a major construction project, the University of Queensland's Advanced Engineering Building. Additional resources associated with the design and construction of the building including interviews, design documents and contracts are also integrated. This provides a realistic context for simulated in-class activities and assignment work that activate student learning and enhance critical thinking skills using problem-based learning approaches. The project was funded by an Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching grant.

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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, Office of Vice-Provost 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 Vice-Provost (Learning & Teaching)
Monash University, Caulfield Campus (Melbourne), Australia
Transforming Assessment

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