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Annals of LPlates
This week for me has included some reading on badges (building up to an EMA), and I couldn’t resist penning a few informal words on the way. Firstly well done Mozilla on a brilliant job “bootstrapping” OpenBadges. Secondly Huzzah! to OU … Continue reading
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
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
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
“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
Onto the use of MCQs used formatively. I enjoyed reading Ekins (2007) discussion of OpenMark and took up the encouragement to have a go…. happily mis-reading the scales on graphs on their test questions in “how’s your mathematics“. Lots of … Continue reading