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Published: 22 June 2014

FBEL Show and TEL: 22 June 2014

Professor Andrew Lockwood opened the presentations talking about FBEL’s implementation of the University’s new feedback requirements utilising SurreyLearn’s GradeMark tool.

This partially automated/streamlined the process by allowing for a rubric to be created which made marking students’ work easier and collated the information necessary for reporting purposes.

Kerstine Lawley from tourism spoke about her innovative use of video assessment with her students. The project involved the students using iMovie to construct a multi-media presentation to be submitted as an assignment, it was based around their overseas field trip.

The students produced their videos in the Universities Mac Labs with support from the Department of Technology Enhanced Learning in the form of two hour workshops which enabled even the most technologically challenged students to produce a professional looking end product in just one session.

Emily Finch from Law spoke about her use of Sceencast-o-matic to record audio and screencasts of herself giving feedback to students on their assignments. Once mastered, the technique makes it quick and easy to provide feedback to students, most of whom appreciated its conversational nature.

Chris Trace from the Vet School spoke about approaches to the ‘flipped classroom’ which included: screencasts, micro lectures, quizzes and self-contained learning objects. The feedback element came from the immediate embedded feedback contained within the learning objects. The ‘flipped classroom’ allows students to work through material at their own pace, viewing it as many times as necessary before coming to the lecture or tutorial.

For more information on any of these technologies or to discuss TEL projects please contact us.

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