Assessment in Higher Education: Challenges, Innovations and Conversations
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7 Things You Should Know About Calibrated Peer Review | EDUCAUSE.edu

7 Things You Should Know About Calibrated Peer Review | EDUCAUSE.edu | Assessment in Higher Education: Challenges, Innovations and Conversations | Scoop.it
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This blog post includes an excellent description of the value add universities have traditionally had: a bundle of courses/units with specified learning outcomes combined with the added prestige and identity associated with the brand of the institution that effectively creates a qualification(degree) that the student can use in the competitive marketplace to vie for a job.

MOOCs are proving that content is no longer king and courses can be easily disaggregated and delivered at scale to a wide audience.

Innovations such as badging and eportfolios are challenging the way we certify learning outcomes by "push[ing] the boundaries of what qualifies for “skilled” in today’s workforce, proving their value and worth beyond bullet points on a resume or CV. "

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eAssessment Scotland | The eAssessment Event of the Year

eAssessment Scotland | The eAssessment Event of the Year | Assessment in Higher Education: Challenges, Innovations and Conversations | Scoop.it

After a tremendous response to our Call for presentations, workshops and posters, we are delighted to announce the programme for eAssessment Scotland 2012. With over 60 presentations from across the globe, this year's conference is set to be the largest yet. And for the first time, we will be launching an online programme, allowing even more of you to join in the unique experience that is eAssessment Scotland - the UK's largest conference dedicated to exploring the best examples of eAssessment in the world today. read more

 

If you are interested but can’t make the day event thent there’s a series of 22 free online events between the 23rd of August and 6th of September.


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Courtenay Harris, Helen Flavell and I are presenting on our experiences with eMarking and the OLT funded project that emerged from the ashes of our early attempts to implement eMarking in a very large (>2000 students) unit in the common core first year curriculum in Health Sciences here at Curtin.

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How to Give Effective Feedback, Both Positive and Negative

How to Give Effective Feedback, Both Positive and Negative | Assessment in Higher Education: Challenges, Innovations and Conversations | Scoop.it
People often hide constructive criticism inside a compliment, and those on the receiving end never hear it. Is there a better way to provide feedback?
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Quite familiar with the use of the metaphor of the sandwich in relation to feedback. Here it is referred to as the praise sandwich and describes how if we 'sugar coat' the negative or constructive feedback sandwich the most significant and useful message can be lost. The 'plussing' example used at Pixar sounds interesting but relies on regular interaction with a mentor.

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Proving knowledge by degrees: MOOCs and the challenge of assessment

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have certainly got higher education folks talking.
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