20 August 2013: eAssessment Scotland Session - Challenges and Opportunities Associated with Implementing eMarking Workflows in a University Setting

Presenters: Courtenay Harris, Connie Price and Helen Flavell (Curtin University, Australia)

Hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, Dean Learning and Teaching, RMIT University and Dr Mathew Hillier, Teaching and Educational Development Institute, University of Queensland, Australia starting 07:00AM UST/GMT. Duration 51 minutes.

The use of technology in higher education now impacts on almost every aspect of academic work and the pace of technological change is accelerating. While most academics are now familiar with tools for teaching (learning management systems, lecture capture, discussion boards) most assessment practices continue to rely on traditional, paper based, methods. However, even this is changing as assessment technologies and tools improve with much debate around whether the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

This webinar explored the opportunities and challenges created by having to assess student work in a large compulsory unit with approximately 2000 students and 35 markers using electronic marking workflows, and how the learning from this experience has influenced strategy at the institutional level. The webinar also described an Office for Learning and Teaching funded research project which aims to support academic staff to be agile and responsive to ever-expanding technological developments by designing and trialing a professional development program to improve their agility and resilience. Preliminary results from the research into the impact of the professional development on staff and their ability to be technologically agile were presented.

Acknowledgement: Australian Government, Office for Learning and Teaching, Seed Grant "Developing academic staff capacity for agile teaching: a case study in implementing eMarking workflows for student assessment".

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