Webinar: What is the Future for the Assessment of Learning through Final Examinations? Part 1

Few areas of teaching and learning were more under the spotlight in recent months than assessment. Across institutional communities, the experience of selecting and designing alternative assessments had a number of impacts on attitudes and intentions for the future. This webinar shared and debated a range of perspectives from students, staff, senior managers and other stakeholders on assessment of learning through a final examination.

Work-based Assessment: Getting to Grips with Policies and Practices

This event builds on learning from conversations that have taken place during and around the series’ preceding webinars and provides an opportunity to consider actions for sectoral change. It draws together international and national experts, key resources, case studies and uses a series of interactive approaches to interrogate this topic across the range of different work-based learning contexts.

Work-based Assessment Webinar “Exploring the Challenge of Consistency”

“Exploring the Challenge of Consistency ” is the second Work-based Assessment (WBA) webinar brought to you by the National Forum and partner, QQI. During the first webinar some main key challenges were identified by the participants, i.e. consistency/reliability, feedback, authenticity. The most common theme identified was consistency and reliability in the work experience context.

This webinar from the WBA partnership explores what is meant by the term ‘consistency’ in work-based assessment. It examines if the causes of inconsistency differ in the varied placement contexts. Attendees also explore what are student experiences of consistency and also considers how the sector addresses the area of consistency going forward, initial thoughts.

The third event in the 2020 Work-based Assessment event series will be a national symposium focused on Practice and Policies – Actions for Sectoral Change which takes place on line on 19 November 2020.

Work-based Assessment (WBA): Exploring Critical Issues and Sharing Solutions

This webinar explores what is understood as WBA in the Irish context, focuses on the shared assessment challenges and opportunities across the different contexts and discusses some key practice insights on WBA before inviting participants to highlight critical issues to probe further.

This WBA webinar is the first in a webinar and national symposium series hosted by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in partnership with Quality Qualifications Ireland (QQI),

Embracing alternative formats, assessment strategies and digital technologies to revitalise practical sessions in Science & Health

A report commissioned by the steering committee of the
“Technology Enhanced Assessment Methods (TEAM) in science & health practical settings”
project entitled:
Embracing alternative formats, assessment strategies and digital technologies to revitalise practical sessions in Science & Health
Author: Ronan T. Bree
Department of Applied Sciences, Dundalk Institute of Technology
Editors: Akinlolu Akande, Dina Brazil, David Doyle, Nuala Harding, Yvonne Kavanagh, Moira Maguire and Anne Mulvihill.

Focus on Feedback on Assessment (to students)

Naomi Winstone, of the University of Surrey, shared in an interview some of her work on Feedback to Students on their learning.

A number of ‘Focus On’ document resources have been created as part of the Crannóg project. These resources curate existing materials into short “what you need to know”-style briefs on key topics in Leading in Teaching and Learning.