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"It is not in fact teaching but assessment that plays the largest part in guiding students’ learning."
B R Snyder (1971), The Hidden Curriculum
- Assessment and feedback:
- UCL Assessment Strategy
- Assessment service standards
- UCL academic manual
- Assessment methodologies: UCL working group report
- E-assessment tools:
UCL computer-aided assessment software
- UCL e-assessment blog:
Updates on using technology to enhance teaching
- Effective assessment in a digital age: Guide to technology-enhanced assessment and feedback (external link)
E-assessment techniques are computer-assisted and interactive, allowing staff to assess students using a variety of tools and resources in an authentic, engaging learning experience. Exemplar resources and presentations for e-assessment are available on Moodle.
UCL offers these e-assessment technologies:
- A Moodle quiz tool which can be used for formative and summative assessment, including examinations. The Eastman Dental Institute uses online, Moodle-based MCQ-style tests for formative assessment throughout the course.
- Moodle assignments allow tutors to set a task requiring students to prepare digital content in any format and submit it online for grading. The Chemistry Department uses Moodle for pre-lab preparation to maximise the actual laboratory learning experience and outcomes, and Biosciences are using VERB (or ZooMoodle) to enhance and assess students' knowledge of animal biology.
- Turnitin is also available via UCL Moodle, allowing staff to check citations and references to other sources and prevent plagiarism. See the Archaeology Department's presentation on using Turnitin as a source of feedback for learning about writing and referencing.
- Certainty-based marking (CBM) has been devised at UCL for both formative self-tests and summative exams. It helps students to understand what areas of a topic they really do know and what areas they need to work on by asking them to choose, on a three-point scale, how confident they are that their answer is correct.
- Hot Potatoes provides a suite of tools that enable you to create interactive web-based activities for self-assessment purposes.
JISC has conducted research into the relationship between technology-enhanced assessment and feedback practices and meaningful, well-supported learning experiences, and published three useful guides, including Effective Assessment in a Digital Age.
To find out more about assessment and feedback, contact one of the CALT schools-facing teaching fellows for your school. Find out who they are here.
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