Over the academic year 2014/15 LTI have led several projects in order to try and improve assessment practices with technology at LSE.
The following are the outcomes of the work carried out as part of the assessment and feedback with technology project:
|Read e-Assessment Practice at Russell Group Universities report
A survey distributed to Russell Group universities to identify level of engagement with e-Assessment practice and factors conductive and critical to e-Assessment engagement.
|Read Assessment and Feedback with Technology at LSE report – please request a copy of the report.
Interviews with LSE Departments were carried out to identify the level of engagement with e-Assessment practice and understand the factors that encourage participation as well as barriers involved in this regard.
A series of pilots with various departments to explore pedagogical benefits of assessment and feedback with technology
|Read GV100 e-Assessment pilot study
Characteristics: Timed, on-campus invigilated and typed formative exam, followed by online Self/Peer review and face-to-face Student-Teacher feedback
Technologies used: Exam4, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Moodle-TurnItIn (TII) PeerMark
|Read Law e-assessment pilot study
Law (LL205 & LL4K9)
Characteristics: Timed, take-home and typed formative mock exam
Technologies used: ExamSoft
|Read LSE100 portfolio assessment pilot study
Characteristics: e-portfolio for summative assessment
Technologies used: Moodle assignment
Read Moodle-TII integration pilots report
DECISIONS MADE for Moodle-TII integration: Where the Moodle-TII integration worked, the feedback was largely positive. In the instances where the integration did not fully work, the issues identified were significant and cannot be ignored. In most cases, workarounds provided solutions; however as a result of the relative uncertainty associated with the functionality of the plug-in, LTI will not scale Moodle-TII integration but continue supporting the integration in the form of pilots. As such, the plug-in will be made available upon request to those who want to use it (i.e. teachers will have an opportunity of requesting the plug-in from LTI for any given Moddle course(s)).
If you want to take part in Phase 2 of Moodle-TII integration (i.e. use the plug-in for your Moodle course(s)) please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
- The social construction of human rights violations: e-Bricolage project,
Pete Manning, Department of Sociology
Use of peer assessment for an e-bricolage project, using resources produced for exam preparation and essay preparation.
- From E-marking to E-feedback: training, applying and evaluation,
Catherine Xiang & Lourdes Hernández-Martín, Language Centre
Exploring new ways of marking and giving feedback (Moodle, iPads+annotation apps, Snagit).
- Integrating offline marking and online moodle feedback using iPads,
Ellen Helsper, Media & Communication
Teachers using iPads and the Moodle-Turnitin integration to mark and give feedback on formative coursework (uploaded by students on Moodle).
- Global perspectives via documentary and peer-assessment,
Catherine Xiang, Language Centre
Use of videos in continuous assessment with peer review of the documentaries created – fully embedded in the continuous assessment.
- Using film in urban planning analysis,
Nancy Holman, Geography
Creations of short interpretative films along with written work and presentation following fieldwork. The student produced films are formatively assessed by a panel of staff in the department. The films are part of the presentation students make at the end of the course.
- Moodle-based group assessment for regression analysis using the R software,
Sarah Geneletti, Statistics
A project looking into replacing written report with a three part assessment: i)R Script ii) stats Moodle quiz iii)Moodle quiz report based on the analyses.
- Electronic marking and feedback with iPads (Phase II)
Lourdes Hernandez-Martin & Mercedes Coca, Language Centre
Explore iPad apps to improve assessment and feedback
The following guidelines were produced to cover needs of innovative practic: