Stage one of the project explored the current scope of national and international ePortfolio practice in higher education in Australia. An analysis of ePortfolio contexts identified government policy, technical standards, academic policy and learning and teaching as contexts where strategies may be employed to support effective practice. The types of ePortfolios used was documented and issues in relation to implementation identified. Additionally, innovative practice in ePortfolio use in higher education was explored and recommendations made to guide policy developments.
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Technology for Nurture in Large Classes
Assessment 2020: Seven propositions for assessment reform in higher education
The web site is a rich source of information and inspiration for those setting, designing or redesigning, assessment tasks. It indicates the purpose for the materials, making it clear that the content is relevant for experienced teachers and educational developers and that the site is not designed for those seeking an introduction to assessment. The site contains only minimal information on items such as rubrics and marking schemes. This is not a deficiency; rather it is a reinforcement of the purpose of the site which is to facilitate change in the emphasis on assessment of current learning to assessment that values self-directed, self-managed and self-evaluated learners.
The web site is organised around the key principles of engaging students, setting authentic activities, scaffolding students in designing some assessments, setting integrative tasks, fostering learning and judgement, modelling and practice, working with peers, as well as giving and receiving feedback. Each section succinctly describes a principle, provides a brief articulation of how it could be implemented and then has a link to discipline examples.
The section titled "Towards informed judgement" is a particularly useful one and worth reading. The range of discipline examples for assessment for future learning is limited because only a few teachers are engaging with this issue. There are highly relevant literature references on assessment practices for future learning attributes.
The reader should also download the well-written synthesis of where assessment practices should be heading over the coming years, "Assessment 2020: Seven propositions for assessment reform in higher education".
LiFE: Learning interactively for engagement - meeting the pedagogical needs of students from refugee backgrounds
Zen and the art of transdisciplinary postgraduate studies
This is the Summary Report for a project focused on developing an evaluative frame for the formative and summative outputs of transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary research for use by students and supervisors. While the project title focuses on postgraduate studies, the project focus is applicable to any such research activity, including undergraduate papers. It provides helpful information in a learning and teaching area that is a current and growing practice, but with little practical guidance for either supervisors or students. Transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary research is growing in Australia as researchers appreciate the value of working across disciplines to be relevant to the complexity of real life applications of research knowledge. The core question of this project is the development of ways to evaluate the outcomes of such research, whether a thesis or research paper, along with formative processes to guide supervisors and students to quality outcomes. Reading the Summary Report can be of value for two purposes. Firstly, it gives information on the conduct of a major learning and teaching development activity that others planning such an activity could find useful, including the process of a large action research project. The second purpose is that it explains the theoretical underpinnings of the project, including a review of research literature informing the overall project. The practical outcomes from the project are provided in separate resource documents: Quality Criteria; Ideas for Good Practice; Workshop Resources; Workshop Facilitator Slides. These resources can be used separately to guide supervision practice, or together to run an actual workshop on the topic.The Summary Report has a clear writing style. As the report is necessarily brief and addresses the whole conduct and outcomes of the project, some readers may find the theoretical explanations underpinning the project, provided in one and a half pages, dense. However, this brief explanation provides a number of research references that could guide further reading by a person interested in this area of teaching and learning.
The academic’s and policy-maker’s guides to the teaching-research nexus
ePortfolio use by university students in Australia: Informing excellence in policy and practice
ReMarksPDF Editor - Final Report
ReMarksPDF Stage 2 further develops the ReMarks PDF and XML marking editors. Stage 2 involves development of an e-submission and assessment allocation system, tracking and mapping of learning outcomes, and business intelligence features. Further work will involve developing a dimensional data model and associated database to enable reporting using different business intelligence systems. A flexible model for mapping and tracking of learning outcomes will be created to cater for the development of learning outcomes through one or more levels, all mapped to unit teaching and assessment, whether formative or summative. The project will continue the development of enterprise level solutions to student assessment feedback.
AeP Final Report
This report presents the findings of the AeP project survey (AeP PS). Current and emerging e-portfolio practice in post compulsory education is described, and the e-portfolio scene in late 2010 and late 2007 are compared. The critical success factors for e-portfolio use were widely acknowledged to relate to funding and staffing, as well as the need for adequate support for students in areas of pedagogy, or ‘e-portfolio learning’, and IT. Good planning processes and appropriate staff development were also significant factors.
Leading Excellence - A report on the 'Leadership for Implementing Improvements in the Learning and Teaching Quality Cycle' Project
The PHENC Project: Interactive Video Analysis to Develop Learning and Assessment of University Students' Practical and Communication Skills, Final Report; PHENC:Interactive video analysis to develop learning and assessment of university students’ practice
Career development learning: maximising the contribution of work integrated learning to the student experience. Final report 2009
Funded leadership projects 2007 - a graphical listing
Ideas of leadership underpinning proposals to the Carrick Institute
Issues in the Development of Leadership for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Interprofessional Health Education in Australia: The Way Forward
Supporting Learning and Teaching at a Distance Forum November 2006
What's happening in Assessment?
What's happening in Leadership?
What's happening in assessment? 2009
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