The fourth lecture of the TALOE webinar series “Talks on E-assessment and Learning Outcomes” is to be held on 20 May 2015, starting at 11:00AM CEST with the title of “A journey through the assessment and feedback landscape: from principles to effective practice” by Dr. Gill Ferrell, Consultant at Aspire and Board Director of EUNIS.
She is going to present the outcomes of a 3 year programme of activity to enhance assessment and feedback practice in the UK. The programme involved over 30 universities working directly with around 2,200 staff and more than 6000 students covering all of the main academic disciplines. Dr. Ferrel is going to summarize a landscape review that gave an overview of academic practice and identify the factors that were most effective in delivering real change. She will also highlight the key role that effective feedback plays in assessment for learning. Some freely available tools will also be presented that can be readily applied to help other universities review and enhance their own practice and give an update on ongoing developments and opportunities for European partners to get involved with the activities.
To login into the webinar click on https://connect.srce.hr/taloe_webinars/
No previous registration is needed, but you can indicate your interest, comment the topic and put questions to the presenters in advance here. The recording of the previous webinars of the series are also freely available. (1st webinar, 2nd webinar, 3rd webinar)
TALOE project will be presented during one of the parallel workshops at the 2015 eucen Annual Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, 3-5 June 2015, hosted and co-organised by Bogazici University. The event is expected to have over 150 participants.
The three days long 2015 eucen Annual Conference intends to offer a novel approach to Lifelong Learning (LLL), discussing ways to develop a strong link between the actors involved in ULLL, the concepts at stake and their applications.
One of the three sub-topics of the Conference is diversity in learning, which refers to the new forms of learning appearing these days within universities, consisting in either pedagogical developments (i.e. problem solving, case reasoning, reverse learning, etc.) or technological ones (i.e. e-learning, distance learning, etc.). The questions that the Conference tries to answer are: how does ULLL manage those different types of learning? What kind of changes does ULLL need to operate on their learning provision? How are the different types of learning recognised? How do ULLLs anticipate and manage their new roles for diverse form of learning?
It is within this subtopic that the TALOE project will be presented to the public, in the context of a dedicated interactive workshop consisting of a presentation followed by a Q&A session. Participants will have the chance to learn about TALOE, see the recently developed webtool and share their experiences and visions on its use.
The TALOE consortium announces its third webinar entitled “Reflections on collaborative assessment: materiality, dialogue and group connoisseurship”, about using a collaborative wiki assignment for a postgraduate online distance course. This session will be part of the TALOE webinar series “Talks on e-assessment and learning outcomes”, on 22 April 2015, 11:00AM CET.
Lecturers will be Clara O’Shea, Associate Lecturer with the MSc in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh, and Tim Fawns, Programme Coordinator for the MSc in Clinical Education at the University of Edinburgh. Their discussion will focus on three productive challenges when tackling group work in digital environments: the role of the material in the learning assemblage; the tension between dialogic education and assessment; and the necessary shift in focus from individual to group ‘connoisseurship’ to create a shared understanding of academic quality.
To login into webinar click on https://connect.srce.hr/taloe_webinars/
No previous registration is needed, but you can indicate your interest, comment the topic and put questions to the presenters in advance here. The recording of the previous webinars of the series are available here and here, and so will be all the future webinars.
The newsletter gives further information about the considerable progress reached by the partnership since the first newsletter.
The second issue contains the following articles:
• The case studies classification
• The integration of the e-assessment practices in the ALOA model
• The web-based e-assessment platform
• TALOE series of webinars “Talks on E-assessment and Learning Outcomes”
• International events where TALOE will be presented in 2015
• A list of recommended readings
The newsletter is circulated via the partnership’s mailing lists of their members and stakeholders, and social networks.