The third webinar in a series offered by the HEA's new Assessment and Feedback Community of Practice. Dr Steve Rutherford, Cardiff University, will discuss the potential and challenges of using technology to support assessment and feedback. The webinar will explore the use of audio and video feedback, as well as the use of video in guiding students and explaining assessment criteria. The webinar will also discuss how collaborative technologies can be used in formative peer assessment, for the development of digital literacies, and in supporting students reflecting on collaborative and group-based assessments through reflective logs.
The webinar will cover the following subjects:
• The role of technology in learning and teaching – benefits and risks;
• The potential for technology to support assessment and feedback;
• Delivering better, personalised feedback using audio recordings;
• The potential of video in delivering feedback;
• Using technology to support collaborative activity during group-based assignments;
• Summative and formative peer assessment
• ‘Reflective Research Trails’, and the use of technology to support learner reflection.
This event has already taken place.
Who should attend?
Anyone with an interest in assessment and feedback, or the potential of technology-enhanced education. The webinar is aimed at anyone involved in assessment- or curriculum-design in tertiary education, but is open to anyone with an interest in technology, collaboration or assessment.
Who is leading the webinar?
Dr Steve Rutherford is a National Teaching Fellow, and Senior Fellow of the HEA. Currently, Steve is Director of Undergraduate Education, and Head of the ‘Biosciences Educational Innovation and Research’ Division, at the School of Biosciences, Cardiff University. Steve's scholarship and pedagogic research activities focus around collaborative learning, peer assessment, the development of study skills during the transition to University, and technology-enhanced education. Steve’s particular interest is in how students learn outside of the classroom, and the extent to which they collaborate during this learning.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
• Identify technologies that are appropriate and effective for supporting assessment and feedback;
• Integrate technology effectively into their assessment practice;
• Develop assessments which encourage student collaboration and peer-learning;
• Develop assessments which support digital literacies;
• Utilise technology to support their students in reflective practice;
• Identify potential risks and limitations of using technology to support assessment and feedback.
Benefits for the institution
• Novel ideas that could potentially inform institutional assessment and feedback practice;
• Support in opening dialogues about the use of technology enhanced learning and teaching;
• Developing connections and networking with communities in other HEIs.
Benefits for the attendee
• Reflecting on the benefits and limitations of using technology in assessment practice;
• Ideas for developing assessment methods;
• Integrating assessment into the learning experience;
• Ideas for how to enhance feedback, and make it more personalised.
York Science Park,
"Dr Rutherford is recognised for his longstanding commitment to improving assessment practices and the provision and use of feedback. Numerous cohorts of students have been benefitting from his dedicated efforts when it comes to enabling assessment literacy. He has also been passionately supporting the community of practice in context of technology enhanced learning. His combined expertise and experience as well as being an engaging speaker means this webinar cannot be missed."
Dr Beatrix Fahnert, Deputy Head of School, School of Biosciences, University of Lincoln.