Friday, 4 March 2016

FW: Transforming Assessment Update: 'e-exams' recording and next session 6 April "Meaningfully Embedding Degree Learning Goals in course work" [JISCmail]


Transforming Assessment Webinar Update

[Via JISCmail - this is not direct email - apologies for any cross posting]

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All sessions at no cost.
1) Next session 6 April 2016
"Meaningfully Embedding Program (Degree) Learning Goals in course work: Review at UNSW Business School"

Presenter: Danny Carroll (University of New South Wales, Australia)


The accreditation of degree programs by professional bodies and quality agencies requires evidence of student learning and assessment outcomes against program goals. This evidence is often hidden in disconnected educational processes and so is often complex and time consuming to compile. Further this leads to disorientation on the part of students who can struggle to make sense of the connections between learning activities, assessment and desirable learning outcomes.
The session explores the experience of the University of New South Wales Business school, in seeking to satisfy the accreditation requirements of AACSB and EQUIS sought to trial the Review assessment tool. The trial of 'Review' started in four courses in 2011 and has since grown organically to being used in 160 courses per semester in three faculties. It was found that the the use of Review improved learning, teaching and assessment administration and reporting outcomes. The tool visually embeds program goals in course based assessment for the practical reference of students and staff. This session will also describe why Review can be characterised as a 'future oriented' assessment system.

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2) Recording for "Designing for Learner Engagement with Computer-based Summative Exams" held 2 March 2016.
Presenters: Richard Walker and Zoe Handley (University of York, UK)


This session looked at we can prepare university students for computer-based summative exams and provided an overview of how the institutional learning management system (Blackboard) was used to run online examinations based in campus computer labs.


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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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