Category Archives: Assessment & Feedback

Rethinking assessment design, to improve the student/staff experience when dealing with video submissions

  Rachel Warner, School of Arts and Communication Design                                                     Rachel.Warner@pgr.reading.ac.uk  Jacqueline Fairbairn, Centre for Quality … Continue reading

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Celebrating Student Success Through Staff-Student Publication Projects

Dr Madeleine Davies, Department of English Literature                                                      m.k.davies@reading.ac.uk Overview In 2017 I replaced the … Continue reading

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Engaging students in the design of assessment criteria

Dr Maria Kambouri-Danos, Institute of Education            m.kambouridanos@reading.ac.uk                                                          … Continue reading

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Connecting with the Curriculum Framework: Using focus groups to diversify assessment (Part 2)

Dr Madeleine Davies and Michael Lyons, School of Literature and Languages Overview The Department of English Literature (DEL) has run two student focus groups and two whole-cohort surveys as part of our Teaching and Learning Development Fund ‘Diversifying Assessments’ project. … Continue reading

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Engaging students in assessment design

Dr Maria Kambouri-Danos, Institute of Education             m.kambouridanos@reading.ac.uk                                                       … Continue reading

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Independent research and research dissemination in undergraduate teaching

Dr. Ute Woelfel, Literature and Languages u.wolfel@reading.ac.uk Year of activity: 2016/17 Overview In order to improve students’ engagement, support their abilities as independent learners, and increase their feeling of ownership for their academic work, elements of independent research and research … Continue reading

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Online Learning Journals

Dr Nicola Abram, School of Literature and Languages n.l.abram@reading.ac.uk Overview This entry describes the use of online Learning Journals on a Part Three English Literature module. This method of assessment supports students to carry out independent research and to reflect … Continue reading

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Connecting with the Curriculum Framework: Using focus groups to diversify assessment (Part 1)

Dr Madeleine Davies, School of Literature and Languages Overview The Department of English Literature (DEL) is organising student focus groups as part of our TLDF-funded ‘Diversifying Assessments’ project led by Dr Chloe Houston and Dr Madeleine Davies. This initiative is … Continue reading

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Managing transition to the MPharm Degree

Dr John Brazier, Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy j.a.brazier@reading.ac.uk Overview The MPharm degree at the University of Reading has a diverse student cohort, in terms of both ethnicity and previous academic experience. During the most recent development of our programme, we … Continue reading

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Closing the ‘feedback loop; using Unitu: student uptake, usage and impact of a new online student feedback platform

Dr Emma Mayhew, Politics, Economics and International Relations e.a.mayhew@reading.ac.uk Year of activity: 2015/16 Overview PLanT funding was used to research the impact of a new student feedback platform in Politics. Unitu creates an online student forum from which representatives pull … Continue reading

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