News: New Lecture Remotely website launched

A team of academics based at De Montfort University have launched Lecture Remotely, a new website for higher education lecturers and institutions to find and share resources and support for remote teaching, assessment and student support in response to Covid-19. It is intended to be a “one-stop shop” to host useful resources from across the sector and further contributions are invited.

Upcoming workshop! Assessment for Applied Learning INRAP

Developing authentic, interdisciplinary and collaborative assessment for applied learning Workshop and networking event Thursday 5th September 2019 City Campus: Cantor 9135 10:30am – 13:30pm This Hallam Guild Assessment for Applied Learning Forum (AfL) event offers the possibility of exploring and sharing practices with members of the Interdisciplinary Network for Research-Informed Assessment Practices INRAP – Book…

Upcoming event: Assessment for Applied Learning – Hallam Guild Group Launch

The Assessment for Applied Learning – Hallam Guild Group invite you to their launch event! Whole-course assessment: a course-focus approach to designing and planning assessment Led by: Emeritus Professor Mike Bramhall Wednesday 27th March 2019, 3pm – 5pm Location: Charles Street 12.5.08 Whole-course assessment as part of course planning and design can help facilitate a…

Upcoming events: Dealing with the stress of assessments: The inner chimp – a very human response to adverse situations

About the session Within the context of promoting and protecting student wellbeing and particularly resilience, this short interactive workshop session will introduce the key features of a powerful mind management model that can be used to help individuals improve their performance and learn about to cope with the challenges of University as well as Workplace expectations.…

News: Blackboard upgrade and improvements

An upgrade to Blackboard is scheduled to take place during the weekend of 18-20 January 2019. The upgrade will begin at 5pm on Friday 18 January and continue throughout the weekend. We anticipate that Blackboard will be available again during the afternoon of Saturday 19 January but it is at risk of being unavailable Sunday as well if…

Upcoming events: Writing Assessment Criteria, Performance Indicators and Rubrics

The Policy for Summative Assessment requires all assessment criteria to be published to students on the Blackboard (Bb) site at the start of a module. LEAD have a number of workshops and drop-in sessions taking place during October to support academic staff in producing module assessment criteria and translating them into performance indicators for inclusion in…

The CAFE’ project – Participants’ reflections and perceptions of student-led focus groups

          The Course Assessment and Feedback Experience (CAFE) project was launched at Sheffield Hallam to continue a process of putting student voice at the heart of developing and implementing assessment and feedback across the university. Based on the TESTA model (Jessop et al, 2014; Jessop, 2012; Gibbs and Dunbar-Goddet, 2007), a…

The ‘CAFE’ project – What works in assessment and feedback?

Helen Kay and Jess Whitby Sheffield Hallam University – LEAD           Course Assessment and Feedback Experience (CAFE) project forms part of the Achieve Programme and falls within the Assessment and Feedback priority area within the Shaping Futures pillar of University Strategy.The Course Assessment and Feedback Experience (CAFE) project is designed to…

Should we be concerned about student attendance or their engagement?…. (or either??)

                    Like many subjects, the learning of Accounting is built upon fundamental building blocks. Students who do not understand these building blocks (delivered at level 4) overwhelmingly struggle for the remaining two years. During the academic year 2015/16 (and the preceding year) poor attendance was clearly…