Wednesday, 8 June 2016

FW: Transforming Assessment Webinar Update: Next sessions 30 June, 13 July and recording 1 June [JISC]



Transforming Assessment Webinar Update

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

1) Next sessions 30 June is a live stream for AHE Keynote "Central challenges in transforming assessment at departmental and institutional level" - Followed by a review panel session on 13 July.
2) Recording released 1 June "Adaptive comparative judgement"


1. Next session "Central challenges in transforming assessment at departmental and institutional level" 30 June.
Live stream of the AHE2016 keynote by Prof Sue Bloxham, University of Cumbria.
This special webinar is a live stream from the floor of the Assessment in Higher Education conference secretariat seminar day on 30 June 2016 in Manchester UK.  Please note, the start time for the live stream is different from that of our normal webinars! (See links)

This will be followed up with a panel review session on 13 July featuring three speakers from the day chaired by Sally Jordan, Open University UK:
* Sally Brown (Leeds Beckett University) & Kay Sambell (Northumbria University): 'Changing practice on feedback at an institutional level'
*Amanda Sykes (University of Glasgow) & David Morrison (Plymouth University): 'Half as Much but Twice as Good: Constructing Effective Written Feedback in Any Subject'
* Juliet Williams (University of Winchester): 'Changing colours: what happens when you make enhancement an imperative?'

Further information and register for:
The live stream on 30 June:
The panel session on 13 July:

2. Recording released for "Adaptive comparative judgement for grading project-based assessment" held 1 June.
Adaptive Comparative Judgement (ACJ) offers an alternative to marking, especially for performance assessments for which achievement can be difficult to describe in mark schemes. This session explored how ACJ delivered through online technologies can be a valid and highly reliable alternative to traditional analytical marking.
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In other news...
The first four papers from our special journal issue on e-Assessment now online as open access @ETHEjournal

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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