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Students experiences of online assessment

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This online workshop will explore students experiences of online assessment and includes contributions from both staff and students from across different areas of the University including:

Dr Alicia Gonzalez-Buelga (Mechanical Engineering)

Alicia is the Exams Officer for Mechanical Engineering. The Department had to move all exams to be online due to covid and we decided to use blackboard test to run the assessments. In this presentation/workshop I will talk through some challenges and advantages of these assessments, the structure and type of question we chose to minimise collusion and collaboration, I will share the feedback received from students and academics and proposed some improvements for the future.

Ellen Graves (BILT Student Fellow on the topic of Blended Learning and Online Community)

Ellen’s BILT Student Fellow project has focused on the areas of accessibility and wellbeing, and students experiences of blended learning and online community. Through this Ellen has explored ways of building more inclusive assessment into the curriculum through alternatives forms of assessment, authentic assessment, and tailored wellbeing support. Ellen will provide insights into students’ experiences of assessment and make recommendations for the future based on student feedback.

Student Digital Champions representatives.

Working to channel the student voice, Student Digital Champions work with the Digital Education Office and student populations to find examples of excellent student engagement and ways to foster feelings of community and motivation with learning online. In this presentation they will explore the best ways in which students can prepare for online assessments and provide feedback on their own experiences.

Representatives from the Digital Education Office will be available on chat to answer any questions.