Category Archives: conferences

EAMS 2016

Back in September I was delighted to be a keynote speaker at EAMS: the first ever conference on E-Assessment in the Mathematical Sciences. For more information about the conference in general click here; for a recording of my keynote click … Continue reading

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Keys to transforming assessment at institutional level: selected debates from AHE2016

Hot on the heals of my post about Sue Bloxham’s keynote at the Assessment in Higher Education workshop in June, this post is about the follow-up  Transforming Assessment webinar “Keys to transforming assessment at institutional level: selected debates from AHE2016. … Continue reading

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Central Challenges in Transforming Assessment at the Departmental and Institutional Level

Back on 30th June, Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) held a seminar  in Manchester with the theme of “Transforming assessment and feedback in Higher Education on a wider scale: the challenge of change at institutional level”. The idea behind the seminar … Continue reading

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Reflections on AHEC 2: Assessment transparency

I should start by saying that Tim Hunt’s summary of last week’s Assessment in Higher Education Conference is excellent, so I don’t know why I’m bothering! Seriously, we went to some different sessions, in particular Tim went to many more … Continue reading

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Reflections on AHEC 1: remembering that students are individuals

I’ve been at the 5th Assessment in Higher Education Conference, now truly international, and a superb conference. As in 2013, the conference was at Maple House in Birmingham.  With 200 delegates we filled the venue completely, but it was a … Continue reading

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Dé Onderwijsdagen Pre Conference : ‘Digital testing’

It has been quite a week. On Wednesday I sat on the edge of my seat in the Berrill Lecture theatre at the UK Open University waiting to see if Rosetta’s lander Philae, complete with the Ptolomy instrumentation developed by, … Continue reading

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MOOCs: same or different?

Last week’s EDEN Research Workshop was thought-provoking in many ways. Incidentally, I think that was largely because of the format that discouraged long presentations and encouraged discussion and reflection. I thought this would irritate me but it didn’t. One of … Continue reading

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The Unassessors

Following a small group discussion at the 8th EDEN (European Distance and E-learning Network) Research Workshop in Oxford earlier in the week, I accepted the task of standing up to represent our group in saying that our radical change would … Continue reading

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ViCE/PHEC 2014

The ‘interesting’ title of this post relates to the joint Variety in Chemistry Education/Physics Higher Education Conference that I was on my way home from a week ago. Apologies for my delay in posting, but since then I have celebrated my … Continue reading

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Staff engagement with e-assessment

More reflections from CAA2013 (held in Southampton, just down the road from the Isle of Wight ferry terminal – shown)… In the opening keynote, Don Mackenzie talked about the ‘rise and rise of multiple-choice questions’. This was interesting, because he was … Continue reading

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