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The ‘What’, ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Technology-Enhanced Assessment

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Room Q303, third floor, DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Glasnevin Campus

Collins Avenue Extension

Dublin 9

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This workshop is funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

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This workshop is aimed at lecturers and other staff involved in the assessment process and its objective is to promote the use of technology-enhanced assessment by examining what it is, what are its benefits and how one would adopt it.

Workshop attendees will first examine common definitions of technology-enhanced assessment and explore some examples of it in practice. Attendees will then explore the rationale for adopting technology-enhanced assessment and practical steps that need undertaking in order to do so.

The majority of the workshop will comprise practical group work involving all attendees collaborating with one another to develop shared digital rubrics. Attendees will be asked to form groups with an interest in specific assessment types, such as:

  • Video assessment
  • Group assessment
  • Presentation assessment
  • Placement assessment
  • etc.

They will be supported by facilitators to develop a common assessment rubric for their chosen assessment type. They will then transpose their rubric to a virtual learning environment (DCU's Moodle-based platform, 'Loop') and at the conclusion of the workshop, each attendee will receive a copy of each rubric for them to embed in their own VLE. It is intended that attendees will be in a position to start adopting technology-enhanced assessment thereafter, having explored its definitions and rationale and developed several rubrics for different assessment types, which they can immediately put to use in their own programmes and institutions.

Running order:

  • 09:45 Registration and coffee
  • 10:00 Assessment and Technology-Enhanced Assessment overview
  • 11:00 Rationale and success stories
  • 11:30 Practical activities (unavailable for virtual attendees)
  • 13:00 Lunch (for those those who choose to stay)

Portions of the workshop speakers' presentations will be recorded and photographs will be taken throughout the day also.

Attendees have an option to attend physically in person in Room Q303 of the DCU Business School on the day, or to attend virtually via Zoom video-conferencing.

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Room Q303, third floor, DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Glasnevin Campus

Collins Avenue Extension

Dublin 9

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