Where Teaching and Learning Matter
It's great to see the photo of Edge Hill LRC.
We're fortunate in the NZ library community that Sue Roberts, who was Dean of Learning Services & Director of SOLSTICE there, is now University Librarian, Victoria University Wellington.
Sue continues to share her enthusiasm & expertise, especially in digital library development & eLearning, and communities of practice.
In this discussion we canvas all aspects of assessment including
1. Assessment design and learning goals.
2. Creating assessment criteria and marking guides.
3. Gathering evidence from students.
4. Managing student issues around assessment.
5. Giving feedback to students.
6. Reflecting on our own assessment practices.
7. Evaluating the effectiveness of assessment items.
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From time to time teams need to take time out to reflect on and evaluate their own performance in order to set new goals and priorities. This simple model from Nancy White is a good…Continue
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This report from the Starpath project found that surviving the transition from school to university can have a big impact on whether Māori and Pacific students succeed at tertiary level. The study examined the stumbling blocks that cause so many able students from low-decile schools to struggle once they reach…
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The Higher Education Academy published the book Transforming Higher Education Through Technology Enhanced Learning in December 2009. Although the book has its genesis in the e-learning Benchmarking & Pathfinder Programme led by the Higher Education Academy from 2005-2008 readers will find that the book contains a thought-provoking edited collection which offers far more than a straightforward account of outcomes of one national programme; you will find that…Continue
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ScienceDaily (Apr. 12, 2010) — Social media could provide a solution for dealing with dissatisfaction among students on the levels of academic feedback they receive at university. A University of Leicester researcher is trialling the use of social media to enhance feedback --…Continue
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In 2006, Finland's pupils scored the highest average results in science and reading in the whole of the developed world. In the OECD's exams for 15 year-olds, known as PISA, they also came second in maths, beaten only by teenagers in South Korea.This isn't a one-off: in previous PISA tests Finland also came out top.…Continue
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ScienceDaily (Apr. 6, 2010) — If you think Facebook, Twitter and other Web sites that foster online communication and interaction are merely vapid echo chambers of self-promotion, think again, say
two University of Illinois…
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ScienceDaily (Mar. 31, 2010) — There are a number of factors that influence how well we do in school, including the amount of time we study and our interest in a
subject. Now, according to new findings in Psychological Science,
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