1 September 2021: Making post-pandemic assessment authentic and engaging

The pragmatics of post-pandemic of assessment: how can we learn from the rapid changes necessitated by global HE assessment during Covid-19 to integrate authentic assessment to prompt engagement?

This session is jointly presented by Transforming Assessment and the Assessment in Higher Education Network (UK).

Session chair: Fiona Meddings (University of Bradford, UK)


  • Kay Sambell (Visiting Professor of Assessment for Learning at the University of Sunderland and the University of Cumbria, UK)
  • Sally Brown (Emerita Professor of Higher Education Diversity in Teaching and Learning at Leeds Beckett University, UK and Visiting Professor at Edge Hill University)

This webinar builds on the well-received work of Kay and Sally over the last 16 months on re-engineering assessment during the pandemic period. Together over this time they have curated a COVID collection of our articles and other resources which was discussed during the webinar. One of the key tenets of that work has been that designing more authentic assessment activities need not be hugely demanding on staff energy and time. The session introduced a systematic approach to doing this, with examples from their compendia of good practice of assignments from diverse disciplines.  The webinar included opportunities for participant discussion and contribution.

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Session Recording

View: Session recording in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra version (slide stream, text chat and audio).

View: Session recording on Youtube (slide stream and audio).