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Designing online learning experiences

Online learning is an example of using the virtual space. Learning online can be a lonely process – thus mapping a meaningful student learning journey is crucial for successful online …

Student reactions

Let’s now hear what students have to say about the handwritten feedback you have just critiqued in the previous step. There are clearly aspects that could be improved, but take …

Next steps

Thank you for joining us in this short course on Exploring Teaching and Assessments for Higher Education. We hope that you enjoyed your learning experience. This short course is just …

Do students engage with feedback?

Students need to develop assessment literacy to understand what is required of them in their assignments and to help them succeed, and the same principle applies to feedback. Indeed, the …

Summary and reflection

In this second week of the course, we built on Week 1 by exploring approaches to assessment, which is a fundamental part of the learning journey. We have thought about …

Contemporary Approaches to Feedback

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. (Confucius, n.d., as cited in Open University, 2019) Old Paradigm vs New Paradigm to Feedback …

Engaging students with feedback

If students are to learn from feedback, they must have opportunities to construct their own meaning from the received message: they must do something with it, analyse it, ask questions …

Summative and formative assessment

Assessment approaches have evolved significantly over time. However, they remain relevant to every discipline. This evolution concerns not only students in higher education, but also applies to the broader educational …

Welcome to Week 2

This week we’re looking at assessment, which has been described as ‘the senior partner in learning and teaching’ (Biggs & Tang, 2011, p. 221). However, despite its importance, assessment doesn’t …

Student Views on Assessment Literacy

Watch this video of Coventry University students sharing some of their experiences on assessment and what tutors need to take into consideration when developing assessment tasks. If we are to …

What is Assessment for Learning?

 When done effectively, assessment can be a powerful way for students to learn and develop. In an ideal world, students would know what they could – or should – usefully …

Humanity of learning online

Research into online education, particularly asynchronous learning, has generated mixed findings. While the increased availability of distance learning has made education more accessible, some scholars report online courses can lead …

It doesn’t have to be goodbye

Not only have we come to the end of Week 2, but we have also reached the end of the course – but it doesn’t have to be goodbye. Watch …

Get to know us

Watch the video of educators, Annie and Brinder, discussing what they value and enjoy about designing and facilitating courses such as this one. They both have been involved in teaching …