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Self-assessment using Moodle?
30 April 2012
A workshop entitled ‘Self-assessment: strategies and software to stimulate learning’ is to be held on June 11th.
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The session, which will be hosted by the Open University (OU), will look at using assessment as a stimulus to learning rather than as a means to grade or rank students or courses.
Organised by UCL’s Tony Gardner-Medwin and OU’s Sally Jordan as part of an HEA-supported seminar series, the workshop is aimed at teachers from all disciplines. Speakers from UCL, OU, Imperial College and Questionmark will address how to use exercises that stimulate thought (rather than draw on memory), encouraging students to develop connections between ideas and critically evaluate arguments.
Tony Gardner-Medwin, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physiology (NPP) and one of the organisers of the self-assessment workshop, recently set up a website focusing on using certainty-based marking (CBM) in conjunction with Moodle. Join the conversation here.
The overall aim of the day will be to show how self-assessment is integral to learning, establishing where evidence, ideas and common sense can inform best practice and new software. Focusing on areas such as student selection of questions, certainty-based marking, instant feedback and collaborative working, the group will discuss experiments in which students themselves create and evaluate exercises, the disciplines that could most gain from specific strategies, and how dialogue between teachers and developers may improve the tools available.
The workshop will take place at the Open University in Milton Keynes from 10.15am-4pm on Monday June 11th. It is free to attend but space is limited. Please email Diane Ford (email@example.com) by May 31st to book your place. You can also email Diane if you would like to present a relevant poster, or post comments or discussions about the programme on Sally Jordan’s blog.
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