Yesterday I participated in an online panel webinar entitled Improving Assessment and Feedback through Digital Tools: Can we? Should we? How do we even…?. The webinar was organised by Alison Gibson from the Higher Education Futures institute (HEFi) Digital leadership team at the University of Birmingham. You can see a recording of the session on the HEFi YouTube channel.
The panellists were myself and Dr Jon Tandy – a Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Kent; Alison Gibson who is part of the Higher Education Futures institute (HEFi) Digital leadership team at the University of Birmingham; Dr Linda Lefièvre, Senior Lecturer in Endocrinology in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Birmingham; and Professor Nicky High in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester.
Our questions followed the 4 main phases of implementation:
- Phase one – requirements gathering and governance
What was the biggest challenge with assessment and feedback that you were facing at your institution, or within your programme, that you were hoping the tools would address
- Phase two – onboarding
How did you engage staff and students with the new digital assessment tools?
- Phase three – evaluation
What did your evaluation look like and what insights did it provide
- Phase four – next steps
Are you still using the tools and has their use been scaled up? Why/why not.
What’s one thing you would do differently if you were to do all of this again