PeerWise: Creation of a programme wide student built database of practice exam questions for medical students

Dr Clare Guilding, Dean of Academic Affairs (Medicine) Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia  (Case Study from School of Medical Education, Newcastle Campus) Medical Sciences What did you do? Established courses the online quizzing platform PeerWise for medical students Who is involved? All stages of the MBBS (medicine) degree programme. How do you do it? Students always Read more about PeerWise: Creation of a programme wide student built database of practice exam questions for medical students[…]

A School-appointed ‘Coursework Czar’ reviews the setting of assessments

Dr Lindsay Marshall, Senior Lecturer Computing  Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? The School of Computing Science has appointed a “coursework czar” to act as an internal checker on the setting of all pieces of coursework. Who is involved? Dr. Lindsay Marshall serves as a “coursework czar” and reviews assessments as they are Read more about A School-appointed ‘Coursework Czar’ reviews the setting of assessments[…]

Peer review to improve essay writing for first years in School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Dr Kirsten MacLeod, Lecturer School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? Introduced compulsory Peer Review for First Year students. Who is involved? Dr Stacy Gillis, Dr Ruth Connolly and Dr Kirsten MacLeod introduced a peer review component for first term survey modules. Seminar tutors divide all of Read more about Peer review to improve essay writing for first years in School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics[…]

Video submission and assessment for group projects

Dr Phil Ansell, Senior Lecturer School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? Students were asked to submit, as part of a group assessment, a video instead of a written report Who is involved? Phil Ansell (Maths & Stats) Stage 2 Undergraduate students How do you do it? Students Read more about Video submission and assessment for group projects[…]

Blended learning using Blackboard in the School of Modern Languages

Dr Franck Michel, Senior Lecturer School of Modern Languages Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? Treating Blackboard as an expansion of a module can encourage students’ to engage with the module content, with each other, and with the tutor. Who is involved? Franck Michel’s use of Blackboard was commended in School of Modern Read more about Blended learning using Blackboard in the School of Modern Languages[…]

Politics guide to assessment and feedback

Dr David Walker, Politics Senior Tutor School of Geography, Politics and Sociology Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? We produced a booklet called ‘The Politics Guide to Assessment and Feedback’ for distribution to all undergraduate politics students. The Guide provides information about the different forms of assessment used in Politics, assessment criteria, the Read more about Politics guide to assessment and feedback[…]

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Training and support for postgraduate demonstrators

Dr Alison Graham, Senior Lecturer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences  Science, Agriculture and Engineering  What did you do? School of Biology (now part of the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences) made training available for postgraduate demonstrators. Who is involved? Dr Alison Graham and team applied to the Innovation Fund for money to run Read more about Training and support for postgraduate demonstrators[…]

Grademark for assessing presentation skills

Phoebe Yu, Lecturer School of Modern Languages Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? Used Grademark to give timely feedback on a translation exercise Who is involved? Phoebe Yu, Lecturer in Translation, students on the MA in Translation and Interpreting How do you do it? Every year staff on the MA Translation and Interpreting Read more about Grademark for assessing presentation skills[…]

Using GradeMark to undertake online marking to improve feedback and engage students in the marking process.

Dr Alison Graham , Senior Lecturer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? Utilised GradeMark to provide assignment-specific marking criteria and feedback and engage students in the feedback cycle. Who is involved? Alison Graham – School of Biology (now part of the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences)– Read more about Using GradeMark to undertake online marking to improve feedback and engage students in the marking process.[…]