Presentation on theme: "Re-engineering Assessment Practices in Scottish Higher Education [REAP] Gillian Roberts REAP project co-ordinator in CBS."— Presentation transcript:
Re-engineering Assessment Practices in Scottish Higher Education [REAP] Gillian Roberts REAP project co-ordinator in CBS
Scottish Funding Council (SFC) - a 2 year Project £6m for HE/FE – competitive bidding E-learning transformational projects Embedding and substitution New approaches to teaching/ learning Measurable benefits to institution/sector Partnerships with other HEIs/FEIs
Rationale for the REAP proposal Assessment – key driver of student learning Assessment is a major cost in HE: economies of scale limited Assessment influences a wide range of organisational, pedagogical and business processes in HE
Partners and roles Strathclyde University: across 5 faculties with large 1st year classes (Mechanical Engineering, Marketing, Pharmacy, Psychology, Primary Education) Glasgow Caledonian Business School (one faculty: Finance, Management, Marketing, HR, ) Glasgow University (developing electronic voting technologies) Allows synergies and comparisons across disciplines /faculty/institution.
Aims of REAP Project Re-engineer assessment practices in 3 HE institutions using supportive technologies. Enhanced approaches - self, peer, tutor, to enhance motivation & learner self-regulation Integrate technologies – online tests, simulations, e-voting, e-portfolios, VLEs, admin systems and online-offline interactions Focus is on large classes - esp.1st year Improve learning quality & show efficiencies Embed new processes in institution
REAP Projects and participants in CBS in 2005-06 1.Managerial Finance – Ken Waddell & Stuart McChlery 2.Marketing Fundamentals – Sheena MacArthur 3.Economics, Markets & Enterprise – Douglas Chalmers & Alan Radford 4.Understanding Management – Kate Lennon & Lynn Black 5.Organisations & their Environment – Andy Sharp & douglas Chalmers 6.Consumer Buyer Behaviour – Anne Warren 7.Perspectives on People at Work – Pauline Munro 8.Business Research Methods – Dorothy Macfarlane 9.Strategic Management – Alec Wersun & Susan Ogden * Presentations at the GCU Learning and Teaching Showcase event on 25.5.06 are in bold
Key research underpinning The REAP project Twigg C (2005) Course redesign improves learning and reduces cost http://www.highereducation.org/reports/pa_core/core.pdf Nicol, D. & Milligan, C. (2006), Rethinking technology-supported assessment in relation to the seven principles of good feedback practice. In C. Bryan and K. Clegg, Innovations in Assessment, Routledge. Gibbs & Simpson (2003) FAST project: Evaluation Tools for investigating the impact of assessment on student learning