This Forum Insight summarises both the substantive work that has been carried out by the Forum in conjunction with the Sector since 2016 under the Enhancement Theme and the eight Assessment & Feedback Principles that emerged from close collaboration with the sector.
This Forum Insight aims to enhance our understanding of various approaches to work-based assessment in higher education. The Insight relies upon the broad understanding of assessment which emerged as part of the National Forum’s Assessment OF, FOR and AS Learning Enhancement Theme.
This Forum Insight provides a concise overview of the Data-Enabled Student Success Initiative (DESSI), aimed at institutions that may be interested in participating
This insight aims to introduce those who teach in higher education to the core themes of learning analytics. It also shows the types of questions analytics can answer to assist teachers with their delivery of an excellent learning experience and responds to some of the concerns staff may have in relation to this much-discussed methodology.
Enhancing Programme Approaches to Assessment and Feedback in Irish Higher Education: Case Studies, Commentaries and Tools
This resource contains case studies, commentaries and tools supporting the enhancement of assessment and feedback in Irish higher education programmes. The collection showcases the contribution of 31 staff and two students, from 14 national and five international institutions. The topics explored in this collection highlight the complexity of programme approaches to assessment and feedback, in particular:
– the drivers of programme assessment change
– leading change to programme assessment
– exploring the evidence for what’s going on in programme(s) and
– ideas to enhance changes in programme(s) assessment.
The collection should be valuable to a range of stakeholders in higher education, i.e. academic staff, senior administrators, programme teams, students, quality assurance officers, education developers/technologists, assessment unit staff, etc.
Learning Analytics Benefits for Staff Insight
This insight aims to introduce students to the core themes of learning analytics. It answers some of the most common questions students may have about analytics and gives examples of a number of learning analytics implementations worldwide that have had a positive impact on students.
This insight aims to expand our understanding of the terms associated with assessment within the Irish higher education sector. It is the result of a number of national conversations organised by the National Forum with staff and students across the sector regarding how assessment might be defined and understood within an Irish context.
This briefing paper aims to supplement our knowledge on transitions into Irish higher education by exploring the knowledge and experiences of those who come to Ireland from other countries to study at Irish higher education institutions. It is based on a survey of 573 international students, across five higher education institutions, who studied in Ireland during 2015.
This insight summarises the main findings from the recent report which profiled documented assessment practices across a sample of 30 undergraduate degree programmes. The study explored whether and how assessment practices differ between fields of study and shared insights regarding students’ experiences of assessment across Irish higher education.