Assessment and Feedback

Quiz Design

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We all know quizzes provide an efficient way to assess students but how can we get the most out of them?  How can we design them to give us valuable insight into students’ progress while enhancing their understanding?  We’ll delve into the science of learning associated with quizzes, take a tour of […]

Assessment and Feedback

Day 4: Designing authentic assessment

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How does authentic assessment relate to the style of teaching and learning? Authentic assessment requires authentic learning experiences, as expressed so succinctly in the abstract of the article by Robyn Collins (2013), which we shared in our post on Day 2. This approach is based on the concept of “constructivist […]

Assessment and Feedback

Authentic Assessment

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Are essays, tests and exams a good measure of student readiness for their professions?  To prepare for today’s professional work environments, does Higher Education need to prepare and test students on a wider range of relevant skills?   Authentic assessment is about assessing students for their ability to complete complex, real-life, […]

Assessment and Feedback

Day 3: Feedback timing

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Written by our Guest Facilitators, Dr Olga Kozar and Geraldine Timmins from Macquarie University As discussed on Day 1, a crucial element of effective feedback is whether students can use it in their current work. Anything students can employ immediately tends to have a much stronger impact than ‘general’ tips […]