Solstice Conference 2016, Edge Hill University

Edge Hill UniversityI had the great pleasure this year of again attending and presenting at the welcoming and fascinating Solstice / CLT Conference at Edge Hill University – full details on the conference website.

As part of this I presented on two subjects:

  • Exploring Online Teaching Spaces in an Art and Design Environment
  • Digital Feedback in an Art and Design University

This was the first time that I had chosen the ‘Pecha Kucha’ format – where you use 20 slides which are each visible for 20 seconds – and change automatically. It is a format which forces you to really hone your content and only leave in what is necessary for your message – which I found strangely liberating.

The links to the slides I used are:

For the full ‘Pecha Kucha’ experience, click on the ‘PK’ link in the 2nd slide in each to access the start of the timed presentation – then click on the ‘play’ icon (bottom left) to start the slides rolling.

Evaluating Student Experience in Industry Projects

UAL LCC LogoCara Lee Roth and I have been invited to deliver another ‘Evaluating Student Experience in Industry Projects’ workshop at the LCC Learning and Teaching Day – which will take place at LCC next week – 6 May 2015.

SEE and CLTAD have developed a teaching tool for evaluating students’ engagement in industry projects. This tool can help course teams to evaluate the impact of industry projects, enhance enterprise and employability and also inform curriculum design and learning and teaching strategies on how to measure student experience. Continue reading Evaluating Student Experience in Industry Projects

Solstice 2014 at Edge Hill University

Solstice 2014 at Edge Hill UniversityI enjoyed attending and presenting at Solstice 2014 at Edge Hill University in June. For further information about Solstice 2014 have a look at the conference website. This year I presented on online assessment feedback and the ‘Online Assessment Feedback Tool’ (OAT) which we have designed, implemented and continue to develop at University of the Arts London.

To see the slides and handouts from all Solstice presentations have a look at the presentation page; there is also a direct link to my presentation.

Electronic Management of Assessment – HeLF Forum

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Towards the end of June I attended and presented at the ‘Heads of eLearning Forum’ – HeLF – ‘Electronic Management of Assessment’ (EMA) SIG Event held at the University of Brighton. It was a fascinating gathering, most attendees being senior ‘Learning Technologists’ and ‘Heads of eLearning’ from universities across the UK.
Continue reading Electronic Management of Assessment – HeLF Forum

Online Assessment Feedback

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Together with Technical Developer Sat Anandhan, I have been involved in UAL’s Online Assessment Tool (‘OAT’) project since its inception.

OAT is an online assessment grading and feedback tool developed to support the delivery of high quality and timely assessment feedback to students throughout the university. Continue reading Online Assessment Feedback

Why ePortfolios?

Tree imageSeveral weeks ago I wrote a short piece for CSM’s ‘Digital Present’ blog in which I explored the use of UAL’s ‘Workflow’ ePorfolio – based on Mahara.

Students and academics were kind in giving of their time and experience to discuss how and why they were using ePortfolios. What becomes very clear is that this is very much a platform which can be of use and benefit to students even without it being made a core component of their course(s). The full article is @: http://goo.gl/fFuOb

Improving Feedback – the Development of an Online Assessment Tool

We recently presented at Solstice 2012 (Edge Hill University) on the development of the Online Assessment Tool so far.

Below is the slideshow of the presentation we used – this is also @ http://goo.gl/ouuF6: