This symposium will consider innovative ways to improve operational effectiveness, efficiencies and consistency of assessment processes through available technologies underpinned by sound pedagogies. This might include efforts towards electronic submission, marking and feedback (commonly known as electronic management of assessment – EMA), as well as investigation into the integration of systems.
The aims of this symposium are:
- to provide an open and supportive environment within which to share and discuss contemporary practice-based programmes and initiatives in these priority areas; and
- to begin to craft a principled, and evidence-informed, approach to devising subsequent support and guidance for change(s) with regards to transforming assessment in higher education.
Submissions could relate to once or more of the following questions:
- How is the adoption of EMA being increased, its functionality developed and reliability improved? Where are the gaps and what are the priorities for developments in this area?
- How are barriers to stakeholder engagement in EMA processes being overcome? How are institutional culture and stakeholder attitudes being changed?
- What marking technologies are being used to generate consistent and timely, yet personal and helpful, forms of feedback? How is technology supporting and encouraging student engagement with both assessment criteria and making use of their feedback?
- What processes and workflows are being improved as a result of EMA adoption? How is technology improving the stakeholder experience around assessment, marking and feedback?
- How is technology enabling innovative forms of student assessment and feedback? How are assessments being designed with technology in mind?
Presenters will be eligible to a discounted delegate rate of £180. Confirmed presenters will need to phone the HEA directly on 01904717500 to book on at the presenters rate.
- development of an appreciation of robust quality assessment practices;
- enhanced understanding of how the student learning experience can be enhanced through engagement with structured efforts at change in relation to assessment and feedback;
- development of an extended programmatic view of assessment and feedback;
- practical ideas and resources for thinking differently about assessment strategy and practice.
You can download the programme for the symposia here.
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Who should attend?
The symposia series is intended for anyone – managers and leaders, academic and support staff – with an interest in and/or responsibility for assessment in higher education at all levels. It will be a useful forum to encourage the exchange and dissemination of different ways of thinking about assessment change.
The symposium will feature a keynote presentation, followed by themed sessions showcasing case studies from the sector.
Delegates will have the opportunity to learn from leading practitioners in the sector, debate priority issues and learn from cutting-edge initiatives in assessment and feedback.
Who is delivering the symposium?
The symposium will be facilitated by Dr. Sam Elkington, HEA Academic Lead for Assessment and Feedback, in partnership with experienced HEA Associates.
York Science Park,