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The Higher Education Academy Workshop and Seminar Series 2012 - Self-assessment: Strategies and Software to Stimulate Learning

Start: 
Monday, 11 June, 2012 - 10:00
End: 
Monday, 11 June, 2012 - 17:00
Location: 
Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Milton Keynes
Contact: 
esteem@open.ac.uk

Hosted by The Open University and UCL

How can self-assessments be better learning tools than just exam-style formative testing? Can students be motivated to use these to challenge their knowledge, learn from mistakes, recognise reliable thinking strategies, take charge of their own learning and collaborate constructively? How can this best complement effective teaching? We shall discuss these issues, and how software may best operate in different disciplines.

For more information please click here.

Programme sessions:

  • Questions about self-assessment
  • How does testing affect learning and retention - for good or ill?
  • Working together, student written questions & open comments
  • How do students engage with assessment? Who should be in control?
  • Optimising self-assessments - can certainty-based marking help?
  • Do software tools deliver what we need (special focus on Moodle)?
  • Which disciplines can benefit from self-assessment tools?
  • Discussion: revisiting questions about self-assessment

View programme (PDF)

Bookings
There is no charge to attend the seminar, but a place must be reserved. To register, please complete the booking form and send it either via email to Diane Ford at esteem@open.ac.uk or by post FAO Diane Ford, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, by Thursday 31st May 2012.

Please note: 60 places are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are encouraged to submit relevant posters and additional points for discussion.

Location and Travel
This event will be held at The Open University’s headquarters in Milton Keynes, which is 80km north of Central London, midway between Oxford and Cambridge, and just off the M1 motorway, linking it to Birmingham and the north of England.

Getting to The Open University
For further information about arriving by car, train or bus and for maps visit https://www.open.ac.uk/contact/locations.aspx

If you have any queries please contact us at esteem@open.ac.uk

To view the poster of the event please click here (PDF).