Monthly Archives: July 2013

Taking a learner Viewpoint

The focus of REAP was to “re-engineer” assessment practices.  While individual academics and can bring about positive changes through adjustments to individual modules it is clear that to harnessing a broader set of principles (and indeed they are meant to … Continue reading

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Constructors of Feedback

It has been difficult to focus on studying when it has been so wonderfully warm here in Blighty. However, OpenMentor and our forum discussions have got me thinking. While I see some benefits in the “let’s do feedback better” focus … Continue reading

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Measuring the measurable

In October 2009, 23 years after my undergraduate exploits, it wasn’t so much that I was rusty as a student, it was more that I was completely clueless about what was expected at this level. (Software Engineering circa 1986 made … Continue reading

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Driving Learning?

“assessment sometimes appears to be, at one and the same time, enormously expensive, disliked by both students and teachers, and largely ineffective in supporting learning” (Gibbs and Simpson, 2004). One of my frequent thoughts when I labour over piece of … Continue reading

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