Technology Enhanced Assessment Methods (TEAM) in Science & Health Practical Settings
Project Lead: Dundalk Institute of Technology
Project Partners: Institute of Technology Sligo, Institute of Technology Carlow, Athlone Institute of Technology
Stage 1 – Evaluation of Existing Baseline
1.Establish a network of Heads of Schools, academics, IT specialists, library staff and Teaching & Learning specialists across the partner institutions. This network will facilitate the progress of the project during its lifetime. It is envisaged that this network will endure beyond the project lifetime and act to provide peer support on an ongoing basis.
2. Review the range of practical assessment practices in use and assess the extent to which digital technologies are being used.
3. Develop a strategy to engage learners as partners in this process.
4. Conduct a stakeholder analysis of the needs of relevant industry in relation to practical skills.
5. Identify national and international best practice in practical assessment in the Science and Health Disciplines through a literature review.
6. Analyse the existing approaches to practical assessment identified in Step (2) in relation to the principles of effective assessment and map across the group to international best practice.
Stage 2 – Improving practice.
7. On the basis of the Stage 1 outcomes, identify a number of digital technologies and approaches to practical
assessment to be piloted across partner institutions.
8. Evaluate the impact of each pilot based on the agreed performance indicators, with particular emphasis on the learning and the learner experience.
Stage 3 – Digital Dissemination of Outcomes
9. An online portal of practical assessment resources will be developed to share resources across the partner institutions and wider academic community
10. Disseminate outputs through master-classes, an end of project workshop and in peer reviewed publications.
11. Maintain and develop community of practice through ongoing peer contact and support, online webinars and continual implementation of assessment refinement techniques.