Category Archives: Electronic management of assessment

Vendors start work on assignment interoperability in IMS

Originally posted on Electronic Management of Assessment.

For the past couple of months, vendors such as TurnItIn, Blackboard and Elucian, as well as a number of UK Universities, have been working on a solution for assignment interoperability in the IMS Assignment Task Force.   This is highly relevant for the Jisc’s Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA) project, because it holds the promise […] Read more

Developing assessment practice with holistic feedback

Originally posted on Electronic Management of Assessment.

One of the outcomes of the EMA co-design project is the interest in holistic feedback on assessment. It’s clear to a lot of people in the sector that it’d be beneficial for learners, markers, tutors and others if assessment took in a complete view of a learner’s journey, and if feedback engaged the learner better, and also […] Read more

How many models of marking? Still counting …

Originally posted on Electronic Management of Assessment.

he EMA Requirements Map working group is looking at common workflows. Discussions about how many models of marking exist have been going on for a while (see earlier post How many models of marking are there?). The key remaining question seems to be whether moderation of multiple markers’ work as opposed to moderation of a […] Read more

Assessment and Feedback institutional checklist

Originally posted on Electronic Management of Assessment.

The toolkit working group will be looking at the usefulness of tools & checklists over the next few weeks so here’s an example just to get us thinking. Comments welcome Checklist for institutional Self-Assessment Strategy and policy Is your institution’s approach to assessment and feedback articulated in institutional strategy and, if so, at what level […] Read more

A brief typology of feedback hubs

Originally posted on Electronic Management of Assessment.

As part of the Jisc’s feedback hub feasibility project, I’ve started to look at systems that can present feedback in a holistic, programme wide way to learners and teachers. Having talked to the creators of a number of these hubs, there seem to be three broad types, which I’ll outline here. One of the outcomes […] Read more

European EMA workshop – programme details

Originally posted on Electronic Management of Assessment.

The programme for the workshop with European partners is now published and there are still some free places available. EUNIS E-Learning Task Force Workshop University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland, 9th June 2015, Events Area, Kydd Building Electronic Management of Assessment and Assessment Analytics The workshop will explore how technology can be used to enhance assessment and […] Read more

Solution development is under way: can you help?

Originally posted on Electronic Management of Assessment.

First a potted history for those new to this blog – Jisc has been working with the community to: Identify EMA challenges that need to be tackled – see the EMA landscape report. Prioritise those challenges – see establishing priorities for action. Work up some possible solutions – see from challenges to solutions. Solicit community […] Read more

Electronic Management of Assessment and Assessment Analytics Workshop

Originally posted on Electronic Management of Assessment.

EUNIS E-Learning Task Force Workshop University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland, 9th June 2015, 10.00-16.00  The workshop will explore how technology can be used to enhance assessment and feedback activities and streamline associated administration and how we might make use of assessment data to improve learning. Across Europe universites are struggling with similar issues of bringing […] Read more

EMA at Queen’s University Belfast

Originally posted on Electronic Management of Assessment.

Background and context Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is a broad-based research-intensive institution with 20 Schools, 11 Institutes, 2 University Colleges and 8 Directorates. The student body is primarily full time undergraduates from Northern Ireland. This case study looks at work undertaken in the period 2011 to 2014 as part of the Jisc assessment and feedback […] Read more