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Electronic Management of Assessment and Assessment Analytics Workshop

EUNIS E-Learning Task Force Workshop University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland, 9th June 2015, 10.00-16.00  The workshop will explore how technology can be used to enhance assessment and feedback activities and streamline associated administration and how we might make use of assessment data to improve learning. Across Europe universites are struggling with similar issues of bringing … Read more

Have your say!

At our workshop in December some of you worked with us to develop a range of solution ideas to tackle the prioritised challenges, which were refined down into five concept areas. At our second workshop in January more of you collaborated with suppliers to work up each of these further. We would now like to … Read more

EMA Landscape Report now available

The landscape report summing up the first stages of this EMA project is now available on the Jisc website: http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/5599/ The next phase of the project will build on the initial findings of the study to refine and prioritise the challenges identified in the report and, in collaboration with the HE community and assessment system … Read more

More comparisons

It looks like many of you are undertaking similar work in comparing tools. Here is another contribution from Anna Verges, University of Manchester looking at Turnitin/GradeMark and Blackboard in terms of their e-submission/e-marking/e-feedback capabilities. Manchester Comparing_submission_marking_Turnitin_vs_bbv5 She has also provided some further analysis relating to Blackboard – can it carry out certain functions and, if … Read more

Mind the Gap

Marking and production of feedback is probably the most problematic component of the life-cycle as it is the area where the fit between institutional processes and the functionality of commercially available IT systems is least well matched. We are hearing very clear messages from the sector that existing systems do not adequately meet institutional requirements … Read more

Online marking: is the tide turning?

 The issue of online marking has polarised academic staff for a number of years but recent years have seen some large scale shifts in attitude and widespread moves towards online marking. The pattern of institutions moving gradually to impose e-submission and e-feedback but leaving marking practice to the discretion of individual academics is a common … Read more

EMA and inclusivity

EMA offers enormous benefits for students, staff and situations alike but we need to ensure that issues of accessibility and inclusivity are adequately addressed. In an earlier blog post we looked at the debate around whether anonymous marking really helps to ensure fairness and there is also a need to consider whether any bias in … Read more