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Transforming Assessment online session 4 Nov: multiple limitations of assessment criteria

Discussion in 'Assessment' started by mathewhillier, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. mathewhillier

    mathewhillier New commenter

    Transforming Assessment Update - news related to 'e-assessment'.

    1) Recording released form 7 Oct "Outdoor sensors for realtime data in e-learning activities"
    2) Next online session 4 November: "The multiple limitations of assessment criteria"
    3) Call for 2016 speakers.
    4) Australian nationally funded e-Exams Project across nine Universities

    Please forward to interested colleagues! All sessions at no cost.


    1) Recording released: "Outdoor sensors for realtime data in e-learning activities" (held 7 Oct), presented by A/Prof. Kim Bryceson (University of Queensland, Australia)
    View the recording and download resources via http://ta.vu/7O2015

    2) Next session 4 November: "The multiple limitations of assessment criteria"
    Presenter: Emeritus Professor Sue Bloxham (University of Cumbria, UK)

    This session will explore the use of assessment criteria by experienced markers. Sue will draw on a recent study which identified five factors in the use of criteria that contribute to marking inconsistency. The implications for fairness, standards and guidance to students will be discussed. Discussion will also take place on alternatives and enhancements to assessment criteria as typically used in higher education.

    Sessions are hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, Dean Learning and Teaching, RMIT University and Dr Mathew Hillier, Office of the Vice-Provost Learning and Teaching, Monash University, Australia.

    Starting 07:00am Universal standard time (5PM Eastern Australian standard) time for 1 hour.
    Further information, time zone conversions and registration via

    3) Call for 2016 speakers:
    Academics and professional staff interested in presenting innovations and experiences related to e-Assessment in higher and further education are encouraged to email their topic and preferred month to mathew.hillier[at]monash.edu (replace [at] with @). Most sessions occur on the first Wednesday of the month starting at UTC 07:00 (5PM Eastern Australian standard) time. Note we prefer interactive sessions in the style of 'by academics for academics' exploring coal face experiences rather than vendor presentations.

    4) National e-Exams Project.
    The Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching has recently awarded a half million AUD grant for three years 2016 to 2018.

    The project will be exploring and trailing an approach to computerised, high stakes exams that allows a broad pedagogical landscape in the exam room while taking into consideration issues of stability, sustainability, security and scalability.
    Trials at national partners will occur in years two and three of the project.

    This is a national project with the following partner institutions:
    University of Queensland
    University of Tasmania
    Central Queensland University
    Australian National University
    Edith Cowan University
    Macquarie University
    Monash University
    RMIT University
    University of South Australia

    Further information on this project will be available in due course via http://transformingexams.com or you may make contact via email mathew.hillier[at]monash.edu

    Further information:
    The Transforming Assessment webinars are part of a series of free events covering a range of e-assessment topics.
    Further information on this and future events, recordings of past sessions, project information and participation/technical help on using the virtual seminar system can be found on our website at transformingassessment.com

    Support for this activity has been provided by the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (as the 'e-Assessment SIG'), the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching, RMIT University, Monash University and the University of Queensland. The views expressed in this publication/activity do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsoring institutions.
    Mathew Hillier

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