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Reflections on transforming assessment and feedback: complexity and collaboration.

Holley, D., Quinney, A. and Firth, L.B., 2022. Reflections on transforming assessment and feedback: complexity and collaboration. National Teaching Fellows.

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Medway Learning and Teaching festival is an annual event which has run since 2014. Because of the unique set-up of three universities; Kent, Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church, on the Medway site, the festival organisation is shared by a small committee of representatives from each of the three universities. Below, Louise Frith, Learning Adviser and co-organiser of the three University festival, offers her insights on running a complex conference in an engaging and interactive format, with a wide range of speakers and participants, some digitally expert and others less so. “Our staff were initially a little hesitant about having an online Festival ; but these comments show how, with careful design, we were able to make it an engaging, inclusive and informative day.” Participant feedback: Extraordinary! Full commitment with the cause. Interesting and innovative. Planning for the festival always starts a year in advance, so back in September 2019 we planned our event with the usual considerations of conference theme, key note speaker, venues and refreshments. The theme chosen was ‘Creative and Inclusive Assessment and Feedback’ and we decided to invite Professor Debbie Holley because of her innovative work in these areas. By March 2020 a physical conference was looking unlikely, so we decided to go online. This decision was conveyed to our keynote speaker and potential contributors. Although an online festival was not what we had planned, all of the contributors embraced the new format and in some ways it presented new opportunities; for example, Debbie suggested that she invite a colleague, Anne Quinney, to co-present with her, making the session more interactive and enabling smoother online management of the keynote. We decided to use MS TEAMS as the presentation platform because it is the most familiar platform for all three institutions and it is free to use. Debbie and Anne now pick up the narrative, and share their reflections

Item Type:Other
Uncontrolled Keywords:assessment and feedback ; complexity and collaboration
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:36673
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:02 Mar 2022 12:16
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:33


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