‘Show and tell’ sessions at the Learning & Teaching Conference

We were delighted to see so many people at our AJP drop in session at the Learning & Teaching Conference last week.  We had 50+ visitors and some very useful discussions around the various technologies on display.


Academics and TEL leads led the ‘show and tell’ sessions covering inline marking, audio feedback, voice recognition software, feedback rubrics and screencasting (these five case studies are attached for your reference).  We will be posting more case studies over the next few weeks.

Audio Feedback – Michelle Blackburn

Feedback Rubrics – Jayne Revill

Inline Marking – Andy Price

Screencasting – John Metcalf

Speech Recognition – Colin Beard

B00A3798B00A3819B00A3792Many of you liked our Powerpoint presentation and asked if we could share it with you, so here’s a link: AJP – LT Conf June 15 PPT

Our next ‘public appearance’ will be at the Staff Conference on 6th July and the HWB LTA event on 9th July. So come and say hello!

Hello to Hassun, thanks and goodbye to Kieran

It was great to catch up with Hassun (incoming Education Officer on the left) and Kieran (outgoing Education Officer on the right) from the Students Union at the Learning & Teaching Conference last week.


Kieran has made an extremely valuable contribution to our work and we’d like to take this opportunity to express our thanks to him for all the time and effort he has contributed to the AJP, providing the essential student view that has informed the programme.

We’re looking forward to working with Hassun, to ensure that the student voice continues to inform assessment, a key part of the student experience.

Tried and tested – voice recognition feedback

First case studyWe’ve been meeting with academic teaching staff in all four faculties who are leading the way with their approaches to online management of assessment. We’re capturing their positive experiences in the form of case studies to share with you.  These case studies will be promoted at the forthcoming Learning & Teaching Conference on 25 June and will be embedded within the Assessment Design and Delivery Framework due for launch in September 2015.

The case studies cover a range of online technologies including

  • voice recognition software
  • audio feedback
  • screencasts
  • feedback rubrics
  • online marking
  • video feedback, and lots more.

The first case study to be published focuses on Professor Colin Beard in the Sheffield Business School who uses voice recognition software to provide effective feedback to students whilst saving time for himself!

Key benefits of this approach:

    • Provides more personal feedback, which is more akin to audio feedback
    • Allows control of the computer through your voice
    • Staff can create written feedback for students verbally
    • Feedback is edited by listening to a computer voice reading back the text
    • Can be used by all staff
    • No internet connection required during the creation of feedback

Read Colin Beard’s full case study and watch his video on this time saving feedback tool.


Come and see us at #SHULT15. Drop in and have a go!

As part of the Learning & Teaching Conference on 25 June, The Assessment Journey Programme will be hosting an information session in Room Owen 222 (just off Heartspace) over the lunch break.

Come and meet colleagues sharing their academic practice and technical know-how through ‘show and tell’ drop-in sessions throughout the lunchtime. Have a go at Voice recognition software; Inline marking; Audio feedback; Feedback rubrics, Screencasting and lots more.

See the attached floor plan for the layout of the session – just follow the footprints!


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