Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Fwd: Transforming Assessment webinars: 17 Feb "Authentic Assessment in Business Education" [jiscmail]

Transforming Assessment webinar update
[This email is via JISCmail - apologies for any cross posting - see further info at the end.]
Transforming Assessment events are free to the community.
1. Upcoming sessions 17 Feb and 3 Mar.
2. Previous session recording for "Enabling student agency in assessment and feedback" (held 3 Feb)
3. Other relevant events.


1) Upcoming Transforming Assessment sessions:

17 Feb 2021 "Authentic Assessment in Business Education - a panacea for a hybrid teaching world?"
This panel session is jointly presented by Transforming Assessment and the Business Education SIG (ASCILITE).
Join a panel of International Business Educators as they explore why, when looking for rationalisation and cost savings, increased student engagement, the development of transversal skills and protection from contract cheating, authentic assessment design in Business programs that assures learning and meets rigorous accreditation requirements has become the focus of considerable attention during the pivot to hybrid and online learning. The session will also be of interest to educators in other discipline areas facing similar challenges and objectives.
Note the start time of 0800 universal time and 1.5 hour duration (8am UK/IE, 4pm SG/HK, 7pm SYD/MEL).
Further info and register:

3 March 2021 "Student agency and confidence in assessment"
Simon McCallum, (32Stylus, New Zealand; Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
In this presentation, Dr McCallum will discuss the various approaches he has taken over 20 years to the challenge of engaging students. Drawing on his research in Game Development and player-focused approaches to creating experiences, he discusses agency, competence, and relatedness as psychological motivators and how assessment can support engagement. How the narrative description of assessment is as important as the mathematical correctness. Topics covered will include: confidence-based assessment, student selected rubric weighting, peer assessment, multichoice systems, online exams, and digital supported assessment.
Note the start time of 0700 universal time and 1 hour duration (7am UK/IE, 3pm SG/HK, 6pm SYD/MEL).
Further info and register:

2) Previous Transforming Assessment session recording for "Enabling student agency in assessment and feedback" (held 3 Feb 2021)

A joint panel session with the Assessment in Higher Education Network (UK).
Session chair: Fabio Arico (University of East Anglia, UK)
Presentation 1: "Finally studying for myself! Promoting student agency through self-assessment" Juuso Nieminen (University of Eastern Finland, Finland)
Presentation 2: "Thinking differently about satisfaction with assessment and feedback" Rachel Forsyth (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
View the recording and obtain resources via

3) Other relevant events by other groups...
11 Feb 2021: Discussing the British Council's corporate response to Covid 19 and future implications for our work in exams. Further details and rego link via
24 Feb 2021: Online Q&A Coffee break "How to create better exams" hosted by Inspera assessment. Further details and reg at

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, DVC Academic, University of Canberra and Dr Mathew Hillier, e-assessment academic at Macquarie 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'), Macquarie University and University of Canberra. The views expressed in this publication/activity do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsoring institutions.
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best regards,
Mathew Hillier
e-Assessment Academic
Macquarie University
Sydney, Australia
Transforming Assessment

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