A Streamlined Approach to Assessment with Dr Claire Garden and Dr Liz Mossop

This lecture will present some of the issues around assessment and demonstrate how software such as Rōgo could help with these challenges.

Start date and time

Tuesday 21 June 2016 2:00 PM

Event cost

Free

lecture

This talk will present some of the issues around assessment and demonstrate how software such as Rōgo could help with these challenges. It will also discuss how software such as this is only as good as the individuals managing the assessment processes, and explain the types of training and support necessary for successful implementation.

Invited speaker: Dr Liz Mossop, hosted by Dr Claire Garden, SLSSS

Liz is a vet with a PhD in Clinical Education. She is currently Associate Professor and Sub-Dean for Teaching, Learning and Assessment at Nottingham Vet school where she oversees the curriculum and assessment strategies. She has extensive experience of a multitude of assessment tools and a particular interest in the assessment of professionalism. She is not an IT expert, but as an end user has experienced the trials and tribulations of assessment software and has a practical and pragmatic approach to its use.

Assessing undergraduate students is a huge challenge and it is easy for the process to spiral out of control. Managing the expectations and requirements of stakeholders is extremely difficult at times. Ideally, we want an assessment strategy which is appropriately aligned with teaching and is valid and reliable with suitable educational impact. Above all, it has to be feasible, and not become unmanageable. This is probably asking the impossible, and so we often have to compromise. Software can certainly help, and offers much in the management of assessment. At the University of Nottingham we have an open source, bespoke assessment software package called Rōgo, which adds greatly to our quality control and oversight of examinations, alongside helpful features such as feedback reports for students.

Venue

This lecture will be held in room 1D.05 at Sighthill Campus, Edinburgh Napier University. 

This event is free to attend however, you must register your attendance via s.burns3@napier.ac.uk for catering purposes. 

Timings

Lecture will take place from 2pm followed by coffee and networking.