iTEAM: Integrating Technology-Enhanced Assessment Methods
This ITEAM project is focused on improving student support and student learning. We will realise such aspirations by better aligning assessments towards the students and ensuring that they have ready access to effective, timely feedback about their performance at the (micro) level of individual assessments and the (macro) levels of the module and the programme.
The project will provide an integrated approach to the institutional support for a range of in- and out- of-class technologies to enhance the assessment and feedback opportunities for all our students (including Electronic Voting Systems, Questionmark Perception (QMP), Automated assessment feedback and an integrating Student Dashboard).
The project will build on our existing expertise in change management and our institutional activities relating to technology enhanced teaching, learning and learning. Specially we will take forward and integrate our recent pilot activities in the use of technology enhanced assessment.
As well as the direct benefits to students and their learning the project will also bring about benefits in terms of efficiency savings and carbon reduction.
This project is strategically important the University of Hertfordshire and, we believe, the sector.
To work with 10 Academic Schools on the deployment of approximately 3000 (additional) EVS handsets, involving a range of tailored change management, curriculum design and staff and student development activity. This will complement last year’s activity involving a subset of these Schools and 3850 handsets, further enhancing in-class engagement, testing and feedback activity for a substantial proportion of our students.
To develop and provide enhanced institutional support for out-of-class objective testing, mediated through QMP. This activity will mainstream the support for the current local QMP activity. This work will develop and embed appropriate university-level support mechanisms and protocols for institution-wide QMP deployment.
To work with four Schools (one per Faculty) to embed the use of the automated, personalised feedback system for traditional coursework in their programmes and to promote its use more widely across the institution. This work will involveappreciative enquiry activity in the four Schools and a wider series of promotional and staff development activity.
To integrate the student engagement and performance data into a Dashboard. The performance element of the dashboard will be based on the EVS, QMP and other real-time assessment data. The engagement element will be data associated with each student’s individual use of our MLE. The Dashboard will provide timely, holistic reports for each student and their personal tutor (or equivalent) about the student’s engagement/performance on all the modules he/she is studying. The reports will benchmark performance and engagement so that personal tutors can instigate targeted, data-informed support strategies and students can self-regulate their own study behaviours. Staff and students will be involved in the design and reporting specification of the dashboard and the project team will also work with four academic Schools on pilot implementations. It is envisaged that this work will lead to policy decisions about the use of these data as an integral part of the retention related aspects of our Student Experience Strategy.
‘EVS – examples of use’ (report)
‘EVS – a University wide endeavour’ (report)
Inclusive practice in EVS use (short document)
QMP protocols for use (short document)
Inclusive practice in QMP use (short document)
Generic Grading advice (case study and examples)
Dashboard Design Principles (Briefing document)
Interim and final reports
Learning … of EVS/ QMP/ Dashboard
(For earlier documents please see bottom of page)
Dr. Jonathon Alltree