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500 Tips on Assessment

Sally Brown, Phil Race, Brenda Smith 2004

Book containing advice on tackling many of the issues educators face when designing and implementing assessment. Brown, S. Race, P. Smith, B. 2004. 500 Tips on Assessment. 2nd ed. Abingdon: Routledge

Filed under: Assessment design
In subject: Generic

Academic Misconduct Benchmarking Research Project: Part I

P. Tennant, G. Rowell and F. Duggan, 2007

The final report of the Academic Misconduct Benchmarking Research Project looking at the range and spread of penalties for plagiarism that students face across a broad sample of institutions across the HE sector. Published by AMBeR (Academic Misconduct Benchmarking Research, JISC Plagiarism Advisory Service

http://www.plagiarismadvice.org/documents/amber/FinalReport.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design
In subject: Generic

Active Learning in Computing (ALiC) CeTL

Liz Burd et al 2050

Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) focusing on increasing student engagement in computer science subjects. Website includes a number of case studies, research outputs and publications.

http://www.dur.ac.uk/alic/

Filed under: Assessment design, Peer and self-assessment
In subject: Computer science

Amending assessment for a dyslexic student

Colin Black 2002

Case study describing how a severely dyslexic student was offered the option to produce a ten minute radio programme as an alternative to an essay-based assessment.

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/pesl/resources/assessment/amending100/

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Using technology
In subject: Biological sciences

Assessing by multiple choice question (MCQ) tests

Edwina Higgins and Laura Tatham 2002

A teaching resource note providing a general introduction to using multiple choice questions (MCQs), the advantages and disadvantages of their use, tips on planning and writing questions, and suggesting further reading.

http://www.ukcle.ac.uk/resources/assessment-and-feedback/mcqs/

Filed under: Assessment design, Using technology
In subject: Law

Assessing Materials Students

Lewis Elton 2003

A general guide to assessment in materials sciences from the UK Centre for Materials Education.

http://www.materials.ac.uk/guides/assessing.asp

Filed under: Assessment design, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Construction management and engineering

Assessing numeracy and other mathematical skills in psychology as a basis for learning statistics

Gerry Mulherne and Judith Wylie 2005

Mini-project which focused on using a diagnostic test to assess students' skills in numeracy and basic reasoning and identify areas of difficulty. The paper includes the project findings, the sample test and diagnostic advice.

http://www.psychology.heacademy.ac.uk/docs/pdf/p2007509_Assessing_numeracy.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students
In subject: Psychology

Assessing transferable skills in student-led seminars: a case study

Mikael Jamin 2005

A case study examining how a peer-assessed, student-led seminar was used to develop transferable skills such as communication and presentation skills in French students.

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/pesl/browse/results/peer%2520assessment/assessin314/

Filed under: Assessment design, Peer and self-assessment
In subject: Languages

Assessment

UKCLE 2010

A general introduction into assessment, the general principles and considerations to bear in mind when planning and conducting assessment.

http://www.ukcle.ac.uk/resources/assessment-and-feedback/teaching-legal-research-assessment/

Filed under: Assessment design, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Law

Assessment and learning – unlearning bad habits of assessment

David Boud 1998

Presentation by David Boud to the Conference 'Effective Assessment at University' in which he questions the traditional assumptions regarding assessment and suggests ways to improve assessment by implementing the principles identified by modern pedagogic research.

http://www.tedi.uq.edu.au/conferences/A_conf/papers/Boud.html

Filed under: Assessment design, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Generic

Assessment Audit Tool

UK Centre for Bioscience 2009

Useful tool for identifying the effectiveness of an existing assessment and identifying opportunities for development.

http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/ftp/resources/audit/assessment.pdf

Related resources: Work Placement Audit Tool
Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students
In subject: Generic

Assessment for learning environments: two case studies of the experience of international students

Catherine Montgomery Liz McDowell 2050

Two case studies exploring how designing assessment tasks around the principles of Assessment for Learning can help to integrate international students in group work and improve their ability to manage the level of study. Published by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) in Assessment for Learning, Northumbria University

http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/static/5007/cetlpdf/OP4.pdf

Filed under: Assessing group work, Assessment design, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Generic

Assessment is the most important thing we do for HE students

Sally Brown 2006

Video presentation (with downloadable transcript and slides) explaining the importance of assessment to students and the influence that it has on student learning. Sally suggests ways in which assessment design and delivery can be changed to better serve students and help to drive and support learning. Part of the 'Challenging Perspectives on Assessment' series by the Open University

http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?s=39&whichevent=740

Filed under: Assessment design, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Generic

Assessment Matters in Higher Education: Choosing and Using Diverse Approaches

Sally Brown and Angela Glasner 2003

Book exploring the importance of assessment in driving and supporting student learning. Includes advice on methods to improve assessment, introducing innovative assessment methods and involving students with assessment. Brown, S. & Glasner, A. (2003). Assessment Matters in Higher Education: Choosing and Using Diverse Approaches. Buckingham. The Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press.

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Peer and self-assessment, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Generic

Assessment strategies for enquiry and problem based learning

Ranald Macdonald 2005

Paper looking at approaches to assessment that can be used in the context of enquiry and problem based learning. Includes a summary of some of the tried and tested methods that have been used by practitioners.

http://www.aishe.org/readings/2005-2/chapter9.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students
In subject: Generic

A-Z of assessment methods

Dr Anne Crook 2011

The A-Z of assessment methods provides examples of a diverse range of different assignments relevant to assessing written, practical problem-based, work placements, performance and oral work. The assignment types have been arranged alphabetically for ease of searching with a brief description of what's involved.

http://www.reading.ac.uk/nmsruntime/saveasdialog.aspx?lID=64763&sID=250950

Filed under: Assessing group work, Assessing large numbers of students, Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Peer and self-assessment, Using technology, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Generic

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education: Section 6: Assessment of students

QAA 2006

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education's (QAA) code of practice for assessing students in higher education. Provides guidance and precepts for ensuring quality assurance standards are met in assessment.

http://www.qaa.ac.uk/academicinfrastructure/codeOfPractice/section6/default.asp

Filed under: Assessment design
In subject: Generic

Collection of articles on assessing practical and field work in the biosciences.

UK Centre for Biosciences 2009

Issue of the Centre for Bioscience Bulletin containing a number of approaches to the assessment of lab and field work.

http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/ftp/newsletters/bulletin26.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Using technology
In subject: Biological sciences

Conditions under which assessment supports students’ learning

Graham Gibbs and Claire Simpson 2004

Journal article exploring the situations in which assessment can support and promote student learning and identifying a framework that you can use to gauge the effectiveness of your assessment.

http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/library/r71034_39.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Generic

Constructing Written Test Questions For the Basic and Clinical Sciences

Susan M. Case and David B. Swanson 2002

Comprehensive manual for writing written test questions for scientific subjects.

http://www.nbme.org/publications/item-writing-manual.html

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students
In subject: Biological sciences

Design of Statistics Assessments for Life Sciences Students' (Fiona Underwood (and Karen Ayres), University of Reading)

Fiona Underwood 2009

Case study examining the use of the e-mark suite of add ons to the Microsoft Excel package to design and deliver statistics assessments in the context of a large class.

http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/cdotl/Teachingenhancement/AssessmentandFeedbackcasestudies/cdotl-DrFionaUnderwoodDesignOfStatisticsAssessmentsForLifeSciencesStudents.aspx

Filed under: Assessing large numbers of students, Assessment design, Using technology
In subject: Biological sciences

Designing Assessment To Improve Physical Sciences Learning: A Physical Sciences Practice Guide

Phil Race 2003

A publication combining some of Phil Race's previous work on assessment, including extracts from The Lecturer's Toolkit. Includes content on the importance of assessment, assessment design, feedback, involving students in assessment and the pros and cons of different assessment techniques. Despite being branded as a physical sciences publication, the content is almost entirely generic and can be applied across all disciplines. Race, P. (2009). Designing Assessment To Improve Physical Sciences Learning: A Physical Sciences Practice Guide. Hull. Higher Education Physical Sciences Subject Centre.

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/ps/documents/practice_guides/practice_guides/ps0069_designing_assessment_to_improve_physical_sciences_learning_march_2009.pdf

Related resources: The Lecturer's Toolkit
Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Peer and self-assessment, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Generic

Designing student learning by promoting formative assessment

Alison Bone 2008

Case study examining the use of optional formative assessments as a means of improving their performance and developing their understanding of the assessment process. Published by the UK Centre for Legal Education, Higher Education Academy

http://www.ukcle.ac.uk/resources/assessment-and-feedback/formative-assessment/

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Law

Developing assessment strategies which encourage original student work: an online guide

plagiarismadvice.org 2050

Guide to designing assessments that minimise student opportunities for plagiarism and promote good study practice.

http://www.plagiarismadvice.org/documents/briefingpaper/

Filed under: Assessment design, Using technology
In subject: Generic

Effective Practice with e-Assessment

JISC 2007

JISC guide providing guidance on the effective use of e-learning and e-assessment and the impact this can have on teaching and learning. The publication includes a number of case studies that highlight the ways in which e-assessment is currently being used in further and higher education in the UK and identify best practice.

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearningpedagogy/assessment.aspx Publication: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/themes/elearning/effpraceassess.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Using technology
In subject: Generic

Enhancing Practice: Assessment

David Lines and Colin Mason 2005

Publication highlighting the key issues with assessment and suggesting ways in which these can be addressed. Lines, D. & Mason, C. (2005). Enhancing Practice: Assessment. Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Mansfield. Linney Direct.

http://www.enhancementthemes.ac.uk/documents/assessment/Assessment_A5_booklet.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Generic

Exploring the Rules of Engagement via Exemplars: enhancing staff and student dialogue about assessment and learning practice

Kay Sambell and Sue Robson 2011

This project explores the creation of a bank of exemplars, which can be used to encourage discussion between students and staff about what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable writing in order to encourage student engagement with the assessment process. ESCalate (Education Subject Centre), Higher Education Academy

http://escalate.ac.uk/6488

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students
In subject: Education

Formative feedback within plagiarism education: Is there a role for text-matching software?'

Jude Carroll, Mary Davis 2009

Paper exploring the value of originality reports in providing formative feedback and developing students' understanding of plagiarism. International Journal for Educational Integrity, 5 (2) 58-70. ISSN 1833-2595

http://www.ojs.unisa.edu.au/index.php/IJEI/article/view/614

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Using technology
In subject: Generic

Four Reasons to be Happy about Internet Plagiarism

Russel Hunt 2050

Online article which discusses the benefits that the rise in internet plagiarism could bring to higher education by challenging traditional modes of assessment, concepts of knowledge and patterns of learning.

http://www.stu.ca/~hunt/4reasons.htm

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Using technology
In subject: Generic

Getting started with Computer-assisted assessment: Using computers to design and deliver objective test

Physical Sciences Centre 2005

A primer introducing the basics of computer assisted assessment and providing links to a range of examples and resources. Published by the Physical Sciences Centre, Higher Education Academy

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/ps/documents/primers/primers/ps0084_getting_atarted_with_computer_assissted_assessment_mar_2005.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Using technology
In subject: Physical sciences

Going wholly online in psychology (case study of a module delivered wholly online)

Christine Armatas 2005

An audio case study (transcript provided) with screencasts detailing a lecturer's experience of moving the teaching of a psychology module wholly online. From Deakin University, Australia.

http://www.deakin.edu.au/itl/teach-learn/cases/files/participants/armatas.htm#

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Using technology
In subject: Psychology

Guide to Assessment

Sue Bloxham 2007

General introduction to assessment in the context of teacher training, and the pedagogy behind it. Provides a summary of what to consider when developing, delivering and managing your assessment. From ESCalate (Education Subject Centre), Higher Education Academy.

http://escalate.ac.uk/4148

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Education

Implementing e-learning (e-learning toolkit)

Bill Harvey, JISC 2009

JISC Infokit providing tools, techniques and details of best practice for implementing e-learning, from the analysis stage through to planning, implementation and review.

http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/InfoKits/implementing-elearning

Filed under: Assessment design, Using technology
In subject: Generic

Improving Assessment Through Student Involvement: Practical solutions for aiding learning in higher and further education

Nancy Falchikov 2005

A book rooted in the pedagogy of assessment focusing on the issues that more traditional forms of assessment present and how student involvement in assessment through peer and self-assessment and collaborative assessment can address these. Includes an analysis of some of the common concerns regarding student involvement in assessment and recommendations for putting such techniques into practice. Falchikov, N. (2005). Improving Assessment Through Student Involvement: Practical solutions for aiding learning in higher and further education. Abingdon. RoutledgeFalmer.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=RLcbOkRMNjIC&lpg=PP1&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false

Filed under: Assessing group work, Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Peer and self-assessment, Using technology, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Generic

Information about problems students with disabilities may experience in relation to technology

CETL ALiC 2007

Website providing staff with an insight into the problems faced by students with disabilities, with a particular focus on computer-based assessments. Produced by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) - Active Learning in Computing (ALiC) at Leeds Metropolitan University.

http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/inn/alic/CAATest2010/Indexplay.htm

Filed under: Assessment design, Using technology
In subject: Generic

Information spaces for collaborative creativity

Bob Fields et al 2010

Final project report for a JISC funded project that looked at how technology can be used to support learning through the creation of discussion spaces. Blogs and video recordings were used to allow students to present materials during discussion and promote reflection. Includes examples of how wikis and e-portfolios can be used in assessment.

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearning/curriculumdelivery/informationcreativity.aspx

Filed under: Assessment design, Using technology
In subject: Arts and communication design

Investigating theory and practice in Assessment for Learning: Four case studies Volume 1

Catherine Montgomery Liz McDowell 2008

A collection of case studies from the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Assessment for Learning (CETL AfL) looking at how Assessment for Learning can be implemented into modules and the benefits to student learning and assessment that this provides. Published in CETL AfL Occasional Papers 1, Northumbria University.

http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/static/5007/cetlpdf/casestudies1.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Peer and self-assessment, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Generic

National Student Forum Annual Report 2009

National Student Forum 2010

Annual report from the National Student Forum outlining students' views (including quotes) of the Higher Education system in the UK and their recommendations for the future. Includes a chapter on teaching and learning.

http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/higher-education/docs/n/09-p83-national-student-forum-annual-report-09

Filed under: Assessment design, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Generic

New Directions Issue 4

HEA Physical Sciences Subject Centre and pCETL 2008

Journal containing several assessment related articles. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, Physical Sciences Centre, Higher Education Academy in association with  pCETL ISSN 1740-9888

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/ps/documents/new_directions/new_directions/new_directions_issue_4.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Using technology
In subject: Physical sciences

Physical Sciences Question Bank

Physical Sciences Centre 2007

A bank of questions on physical sciences subjects that can be used in various online assessment tools including Blackboard and other VLEs. You must sign up for a free account to use this resource. Published by the Physical Sciences Centre, Higher Education Academy

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/physsci/home/projects/jisc_del/questionbank

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Using technology
In subject: Physical sciences

plagiarismadvice.org

2011

Website providing a wide number of plagiarism related resources, including: advice on avoiding and detecting plagiarism, best practice, case studies, guides to designing out plagiarism and course materials for educating students about plagiarism.

http://www.plagiarismadvice.org/

Filed under: Assessment design, Using technology
In subject: Generic

Preventing and Designing out Plagiarism

ASKe/UK Centre for Bioscience 2050

A short guide to preventing and designing out plagiarism in courses. Provides practical tips to encourage students to produce original work and provide evidence for their work both in assignments and in lab and field work. Based on the 'Reduce the risk of plagiarism in just 30 minutes!' leaflet produced by the Assessment Standards Knowledge exchange (ASKe), Oxford Brookes University. Published by the UK Centre for Bioscience, Higher Education Academy.

http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/ftp/resources/shortguides/plagiarism.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design
In subject: Generic

Reduce the risk of plagiarism in just 30 minutes

ASKe 2010

Leaflet outlining a three step exercise that can be used to reduce the risk of students committing plagiarism in 30 minutes. Published by the Assessment Standards Knowledge exchange (ASKe), Oxford Brookes University

http://www.brookes.ac.uk/aske/documents/2576_123-ReducePlag.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design
In subject: Generic

Rethinking Assessment in Higher Education

David Boud and Nancy Falchikov 2007

Book focusing on the part that assessment has to play in learning and the wider impact it can have on participants' lives. Provides a pedagogic argument for changing assessment practices and guidance on how assessment can be modified to encourage learning and develop lifelong learning skills. Boud, D. & Falchikov, N. (2007) Rethinking Assessment in Higher Education. Abingdon: Routledge.

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students
In subject: Generic

Selecting methods of assessment

Lee Dunn 2011

Useful tip sheet for choosing appropriate assessment methods. Published by the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development, Oxford Brookes University. Adapted from material by Chris Morgan, Southern Cross University, New South Wales, Australia.

http://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/ocsld/resources/methods.html

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students
In subject: Generic

Self- and Peer-Assessment: Guidance on Practice in the Biosciences

Paul Orsmond (Ed. Stephen Maw) 2011

Booklet providing an introduction to and guidance on the use of peer and self-assessment in the biosciences that is also relevant across other disciplines. Includes pedagogic rationale for introducing peer and self-assessment, advice on getting started and case studies. Published by the Centre for Bioscience, The Higher Education Academy, Leeds 978 0 9569288 3 2

http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/guides/selfpeerassess.aspx

Related resources: Peer-assessment of group work in a large class – development of a staff and student-friendly system
Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Peer and self-assessment
In subject: Biological sciences

Support for Essay Writing in Bioscience (pg 5)

Nicola King 2010

Overview of a project at the University of Exeter that created a student guide to essay writing, which offers a student 'translation' of the marking criteria. Published in UK Centre for Bioscience Bulletin, No. 31 AUTUMN 2010, Centre for Bioscience, The Higher Education Academy ISSN 1740-6692 (Print) ISSN 1740-6706 (Online

http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/ftp/newsletters/bulletin31.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design
In subject: Biological sciences

Supporting academic integrity: Approaches and resources for higher education

Erica Morris 2010

A comprehensive guide providing a holistic approach to supporting academic integrity across higher education institutions. The guide provides information on policy and best practice for preventing and detecting plagiarism and promoting student understanding of academic integrity. Published by the Higher Education Academy

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/York/documents/ourwork/academicintegrity/SupportingAcademicIntegrity_v2.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design
In subject: Generic

Supporting Good Practice in Assessment in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research

Neil Challis, Ken Houston and David Stirling 2004

Briefing outlining best practice in assessment for mathematics, statistics and operational research subjects. Published by the Maths, Stats and OR Network, Higher Education Academy.

http://mathstore.ac.uk/headocs/SupportingGoodPractice.pdf

Filed under: Assessing group work, Assessing large numbers of students, Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Peer and self-assessment
In subject: Mathematics

Teaching International Students - Assessment and Feedback

HEA 2050

A guide to dealing with some of the particular issues that arise when assessing international students and some of the concerns and questions that international students may have. Published by the Higher Education Academy.

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/ourwork/internationalisation/ISL_Assessment_and_Feedback

Filed under: Assessment design
In subject: Generic

Teaching transitivity

Cris Yelland 2009

A case study looking at an approach to teaching and assessment of the descriptive technical language necessary for stylistics, with a particular focus on transitivity. The example makes use of the institution's VLE to manage and deliver the assessment. Published by the English Subject Centre, Higher Education Academy

http://www.english.heacademy.ac.uk/explore/publications/casestudies/language/transitivity.php

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students
In subject: English language and literature

Testing Language Skills using Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA)

Sharon Ruston 2006

Case study discussing the use of Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) to assess students close reading skills. Published by the English Subject Centre, Higher Education Academy

http://www.english.heacademy.ac.uk/explore/publications/casestudies/literacy/langskills.php

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Using technology
In subject: English language and literature

Text.Play.Space : Creative Online Activities in English Studies

Rosie Miles 2007

Case study looking at the use of a portfolio of online activities, including role playing, delivered via a VLE to assess an English Studies course. Published by the English Subject Centre, Higher Education Academy

http://www.english.heacademy.ac.uk/explore/publications/casestudies/technology/textplayspace.php

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Using technology
In subject: English language and literature

The experiences of University Lecturers when enhancing their teaching through the use of digital technology: a systematic review

Lynne Jump 2010

From the Higher Education Academy website: "This review set out to gather and analyse evidence of lecturer's practice of using technology within teaching. The review showed that lecturers use technology to increase the satisfaction of their students, improve their learning or to mediate changes in their learning behaviour, and they are more likely to achieve this by using technology to teach more. The skills and professionalism of the lecturer are key determinants of student satisfaction when technology is used to enhance their learning." Published by the Higher Education Academy.

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/ourwork/evidencenet/the_use_of_digital_technology_synthesis

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Using technology
In subject: Generic

The first year experience of assessment

Alison Bone 2010

Presentation on a project exploring first-year undergraduate students' perceptions and experiences of assessment. Published by the UK Centre for Legal Education, Higher Education Academy

http://www.ukcle.ac.uk/resources/assessment-and-feedback/first-year-experience-of-assessment/

Filed under: Assessment design, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Law

The Future of Learning: New Ways to Learn New Skills for Future Jobs

Christine Redecker, Miriam Leis, Matthijs Leendertse, Yves Punie, Govert Gijsbers, Paul Kirschner, Slavi Stoyanov and Bert Hoogvel 2010

EU research paper examining the skills that will be required for jobs in the coming decade and how education and assessment can address these needs. Published by the European Commission Joint Research Centre and the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

http://ftp.jrc.es/EURdoc/JRC60869_TN.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students
In subject: Generic

The in-classroom use of mobile technologies to support diagnostic and formative assessment and feedback

Ann Ooms et al 2050

A Higher Education Academy funded project examining the use of mobile technologies (in particular voting systems, tablets and tablet PCs, iPods and mobile phones) in the classroom to support formative and diagnostic assessment. The project aims to establish the conditions under which mobile technologies can be use efficiently and effectively; the impacts on student performance and attitudes; and the effect on teaching and assessment practices.

http://staffnet.kingston.ac.uk/~ku36708/RRR/index.html

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Using technology
In subject: Generic

The Lecturer's Toolkit

Phil Race 2001

Book that contains a chapter dedicated to designing assessment and feedback to enhance learning and providing a number of tools and tips on creating engaging assessments . Race, P. 2001. The Lecturer's Toolkit London: Kogan Page Limited ISBN: 0-7494-3539-9

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=xAEiUykCBi0C&lpg=PT2&ots=B4KlbsAn_N&dq=the%20lecturer's%20toolkit&lr&pg=PT2#v=onepage&q&f=false

Related resources: Designing Assessment To Improve Physical Sciences Learning: A Physical Sciences Practice Guide
Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Peer and self-assessment, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Generic

The Secrets of Biblioland

Elena Moschini, Enrico Benco, Vanda Corrigan, Che-Guevara John 2050

Details of a project that produced an education interactive game to support higher education students in their understanding of the importance of referencing, producing bibliographies and plagiarism. Includes a link to the game, which is an open access resource. Funded by ESCalate, The Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Education. The Learning & Teaching Projects Fund - The Centre for Academic Professional Development (CAPD) - London Metropolitan University.

http://www.biblioland.org/index.html

Filed under: Assessment design, Using technology
In subject: Generic

The seven pillars on which the canopy of assessment in higher education rests. Why assess? How to assess? What to assess? When to assess? Who assesses? How well do we assess? Whither? What next?

Nancy Falchikov 2005

Chapter discussing the key principles on which assessment is based. Improving Assessment Through Student Involvement: Practical solutions for aiding learning in higher and further education, Abingdon: Routledge Falmer, pp1-32 ISBN: 0-415-30821-6

Filed under: Assessment design, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Generic

The use of computer-based assessments in a field biology module'

Glenn K Baggott, Richard C Rayne 2007

Paper looking at the effectiveness of computer based assessments in improving student performance when used for formative self-assessment. Published in Bioscience Education Vol.9-5, by the Centre for Bioscience, The Higher Education Academy ISSN: 1479-7860

http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/journal/vol9/beej-9-5.aspx

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Peer and self-assessment, Using technology, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Biological sciences

Three case studies (Assessment & the Expanded text project)

English Subject Centre 2050

A collection of three short case studies focusing on the use of peer and self-assessment to improve student learning and understanding. Produced by the Assessment and the Expanded Text consortium, published by the English Subject Centre, Higher Education Academy.

http://www.english.heacademy.ac.uk/explore/resources/assess/expandtxt/selfpeer.php

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Peer and self-assessment
In subject: English language and literature

Top 10 tips on ... Deterring plagiarism

Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, University of Kent 2007

A tip sheet outlining the ten key points that can help to deter plagiarism. Published by the Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (UELT), University of Kent

http://www.kent.ac.uk/uelt/ced/themes/assessment/pdf_files/TTTdeterplag.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design
In subject: Generic

Top tips on assessment design - video

Julian Park 2011

Professor Julian Park from the University of Reading offers his top tips for designing assessments. Length: 0:51 seconds

http://www.reading.ac.uk/engageinassessment/videos/eia-video-Julian-Park-top-tip-assessment-design.aspx

Filed under: Assessment design
In subject: Generic

Top tips on feed forward - video

Clare Furneaux 2011

Clare Furneaux, senior lecturer at the University of Reading, explains how feed forward can improve students' engagement with assessment and offers a method for integrating it into the assessment process. Length: 1:02 minutes

http://www.reading.ac.uk/engageinassessment/videos/eia-video-Clare-Furneaux-top-tip-feed-forward.aspx

Filed under: Assessment design
In subject: Generic

Towards a Theory of e-Learning: Experiential Learning

Colin Beard 2007

Paper exploring the application of experiential learning theory to the production of an e-learning resource as opposed to following a technology-led approach. Published by the Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Network, The Higher Education Academy ISSN: 1473-837 DOI:10.3794/johlste.62.127

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/hlst/documents/johlste/vol6n02/127_beard_vol6no2.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design, Using technology
In subject: Generic

Transforming curriculum delivery through technology

JISC 2010

Web page for the JISC funded programme comprising 15 projects that explored the potential of technology in developing more creative and flexible curricula.

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearning/curriculumdelivery/curriculumdeliveryguide.aspx

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Using technology
In subject: Generic

Using assessment to motivate learning

Enhancement Themes 2005

Workshop notes exploring how the nature of assessment as a motivator in student learning can be leveraged in the design and delivery of assessments to improve student engagement and motivation. Published in Reflections on Assessment Volume 1, Workshop 2, pp 66-113

http://www.enhancementthemes.ac.uk/documents/assessment/Assessment_Workshop_2FINAL.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students
In subject: Generic

Using online multiple choice tests with social policy students

Gill Gillespie 2008

Help sheet outlining online assessment and the use of multiple choice questionnaires (MCQs)as a means of assessment. Includes a step-by-step guide to creating an online test. Published by the Centre for Social Policy and Social Work (SWAP), Higher Education Academy

http://www.swap.ac.uk/docs/eltep_helpsheet5.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design, Using technology
In subject: Social Sciences

Using Turnitin to provide powerful formative feedback

ASKe 2010

Leaflet from the Assessment Standards Knowledge exchange describing how the Turnitin plagiarism detection software can be used as a means of providing formative feedback to students on their work, educating them about plagiarism and engaging them with assessment. Includes a three step guide to implementation. Published by ASKe/Oxford Brookes University

http://www.brookes.ac.uk/aske/documents/2700_123-Turnitin.pdf

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Using technology
In subject: Generic

Using wikis to support students doing Media production-based projects

Mike Johnston 2010

Case study looking at the various ways in which wikis can be used. Includes the use of wikis to provide learning and support materials, to collect and present students work in an individual portfolio, and as a means of sharing and distributing work for peer review and comment. Published by the, Art, Design and Media Subject Centre, Higher Education Academy

http://www.adm.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/case-studies/using-wikis-to-support-students-doing-media-production-based-projects

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Peer and self-assessment, Using technology
In subject: Arts and communication design

Whose Silverware Is This? Promoting Plagiarism through Pedagogy (or, Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Purloined Passages)

Russel Hunt 2005

Paper exploring students' concepts of ownership in the context of intellectual property and how plagiarism can be prevented. As published in Plagiarism: Prevention, Practice & Policy Conference 28-30 June 2004 Proceedings, ed. Andy Peden Smith and Fiona Duggan, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Northumbria University Press, 2005

http://www.stu.ca/~hunt/whosilvr.htm

Filed under: Assessment design, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Generic

Why fix assessment? A discussion paper

Phil Race 2002

Paper by assessment guru Phil Race exploring some of the problems with traditional assessment forms and ways in which these can be resolved. Published by the Staff and Departmental Development Unit (SDDU), University of Leeds

http://www.sddu.leeds.ac.uk/online_resources/phil%20assess.htm

Filed under: Assessment design
In subject: Generic

Work Placement Audit Tool

UK Centre for Bioscience 2009

Audit tool for assessing how well work placements are performing and identifying potential areas for development.

http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/ftp/resources/audit/wrkplace.pdf

Related resources: Assessment Audit Tool
Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students
In subject: Generic

Working Journal

Alison Donnell 2010

Case study looking at the use of an assessed working journal used by students to record their reading and preparatory work for lectures and seminars. This approach promotes active learning and 'time on task' and discourages cherry picking University of Reading

http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/cdotl/Teachingenhancement/AssessmentandFeedbackcasestudies/cdotl-DrAlisonDonnellWorkingJournalPostcolonialWomensWriting.aspx

Filed under: Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Why is assessment important?
In subject: English language and literature

‘You have 45 minutes, starting from now’: Helping Students Develop their Exam Essay Skills

Chris Wilmott 2007

Case study demonstrating the benefits of incorporating an exam essay writing exercise into first year programmes. Published in Bioscience Education volume 9 by the UK Centre for Bioscience.

http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/journal/vol9/beej-9-C2.aspx

Filed under: Assessment design, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Biological sciences

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