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Audio Conference

Posted by Jayde Cahir on January 6th, 2011

Published in Inside Higher Ed today is an invitation to register for an audio conference called ‘Engaging Educators in Meaningful Assessment: A Collaboratively Designed Problem-based Approach’ with Peggy Maki.
The audio conference will cover:
• Perspectives on national assessment issues
• Proposed responses to national trends— some missing elements in the assessment process.
• Elements of a collaborative, problem-based [...]

Simulation Lab available for use

Posted by Lyn Collins on December 3rd, 2010

The Simulation Lab at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine has been completed and they would like to see it used by other departments as a shared resource. The Simulation lab consists of 3 rooms, a mock operating theatre, patient bedroom and scrub bay.  It was obviously designed for medical scenarios but they can set [...]

CFP: ATN Assessment Conference (Sydney, November 2010)

Posted by Elaine Huber on July 16th, 2010

The ATN Assessment Conference is to be hosted by the University of Technology Sydney on the 18-19th November 2010.
This year’s theme is Assessment: Sustainability, Diversity and Innovation, and  a broad range of contributions in the form of full papers, short papers, workshops and posters are welcomed. The conference provides participants with opportunities to explore research and scholarly practice [...]

E-assessment Webinar Series

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 5th, 2010

Transforming Assessment (E-assessment at University of Adelaide, Australia)
E-assessment Webinar series for 2010

Why should we change assessment because of Web 2.0? is the first in a series of free web seminars that looks at e-assessment in Higher Education.

Presented by Professor Geoff Crisp (Director of the Centre for Learning and Professional Development at [...]

Online survey: Using Web 2.0 technologies in assessment

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on September 22nd, 2009

Are you using web 2.0 / social web technologies and tools in subject teaching in an Australian university?  Are you setting assignments where your students use these tools to do work for which they earn marks in this subject?

If your students are using web 2.0 tools for this purpose, please take 15 minutes to complete [...]

Confused about standards-based assessment?

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on July 7th, 2009

So you’ve heard about MQ’s new assessment policy, procedures and code of practice, and you know that standards-based assessment has arrived.  But what is it and how do you find out more?
First, check out the guide to implementation (PDF 485K) of assessment policy and procedures.  In this booklet, standards-based assessment is defined:
In standards based assessment, [...]

Report from ALTC assessment forum

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on June 26th, 2009

Margot McNeill reports on a recent  ALTC-funded invited forum on assessment held at UTS on Friday 5 June, Changing assessment to focus on learning – implications for universities.

Professor Dai Hounsell – Assessment futures and high quality learning
Professor Hounsell began by presenting the opportunities that universities have in moving [...]

Laptop exams?

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on June 17th, 2009

In this BBC article, Bill Thompson argues that school exams do “nothing to assess ability in a world where access to computers, the internet and the tools they offer are so embedded in daily life that not being online is unimaginable.”  Using laptops in exams would test how students research, “how they use available resources [...]

CFP: ATN Assessment Conference (Nov 09, Melbourne)

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on June 3rd, 2009

The 2009 ATN Assessment Conference, to be held at RMIT from 19-20 November, will provide an opportunity to explore different dimensions of assessment – different needs and objectives, contexts and approaches, practices and tools of assessment.
The theme of this conference is Assessment in Different Dimensions. Topics include:

Assessing with technologies
Assessing authentically
Feedback, moderation and quality
Assessing in the [...]

Wanted: your capstone unit ideas!

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 8th, 2009

As part of our suite of Assessment toolkit items, the LTC is collecting examples of capstone or final year units that have been developed to support students in making sense of their whole program of study.  Capstone units are an important element in making the transition to the next stage of their career, whether to [...]