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New thinking and practice in HE assessment and feedback

Date/time: Thursday 29 March 2007. Session: 9:45-10:45am
Place: Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh
Occasion: Edinburgh e-Learning Conference 'Action and e-Action' workshop. 9:30am-4pm.

Presenter Steve Draper,   Department of Psychology,   University of Glasgow.

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This session starts from the premise that the effectiveness of the feedback students receive is today the most common limitation on their learning achievements, beginning with some frightening research findings on the ineffectiveness of current practices. It then introduces some practical principles of good practice based on current theoretical thinking, then briefly describes two contrasting learning designs (both partly supported by e-technology) that score exceptionally highly against these theoretical ideas. The audience is then invited to discuss whether and how the theories and specific designs could make any sense in their own particular teaching context: thus both stressing the theories for the speaker's benefit, and developing practical ideas for local applications for their own benefit.

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Steve Draper, currently a lecturer at Glasgow University, has in recent years worked on the use of technology in HE, especially on evaluating the benefits (if any) of its applications, and on theories of education. This presentatation comes from his involvement in the "Re-engineering Assessment Practices" (funded by SFC), and his collaboration with the project director, David Nicol. Steve has also worked extensively on the use of Electronic Voting Systems in HE.

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