Assessment

Case Study: Kahoot

Finding engaging activities for students when teaching online. Helen Hewertson, Lecturer School of Humanities, Languages and Global Studies Challenge The main challenge faced when teaching online is how to create the engaging classroom atmosphere and check how students are progressing with the content. Normally, this is done through discussion groups and wandering around the different groups …

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Case study: Blackboard

Using the Group Assessment and Rubric Tools within Blackboard to provide equitable and efficient feedback on group presentations Amy Parkes – Lecturer Practitioner in Physiotherapy It is important that as a health care professional, we facilitate development of academic and personal skills through varied assessment processes. Group presentations are integral to many modules across the …

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Case study: MarS

Electronic feedback with MarS Tracy Bradford – Senior Lecturer, School of Forensic & Investigative Sciences Challenge Some assessments require the submissions of documentation such as laboratory notebooks. Yet these assessments have often lacked a system for electronically recording and feeding back to students, with all of the associated benefits that online and digital technologies can …

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Case study: Meetoo

Student evaluations with Meetoo David Foster – Lecturer, School of Nursing Challenge There was a need to obtain and analyse student evaluations of the modules at the middle and end points of the delivery in a more effective way. Existing paper-based process are time consuming and ineffective for large amounts of data. Solution The Meetoo …

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Case study: MarS

Clinical examination assessments simplified with MarS Yvonne Whiteley – Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing Challenge Our assessment involved 408 BSc Hons Pre-Registration student nurses in their first year module, NU1101. The module is aimed at developing fundamental skills for nursing practice and the assessment is based on a clinical examination whereby students must demonstrate the …

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Case study: Turnitin

Developing academic writing skills through timely and concise feedback Author: Eve Potts – Lecturer in Mental Health, School of Nursing Challenge NU2225 Mental Health Law and Policy is a second year module studies by Pre-Registration student Mental Health Nurses. The module  is assessed through a 3000 word written essay, this is the first piece of …

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Case study: Turnitin

Electronic assignment submission with Turnitin Author: James P Battersby – Module Leader, Historical Contextual Studies Challenge Marking assignments and providing feedback to large numbers of students Solution I have a large cohort of students who take my compulsory first year Contextual Studies module, and have used Turnitin for marking essays and giving feedback for essays …

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Case study: MindMeister

Collaborative revision using MindMeister with Microsoft Teams Author:  Jess Macbeth – Senior Lecturer , School of Sport and Wellbeing Challenge  The first assignment in the module is an In-Class Test where students are required to write short essays applying sociological theory to contemporary social issues in sport. Solution Having introduced our second year Sport & PE to Microsoft Teams in September (see Andy Sprake’s blog …

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