I SPENT THE DAY in Ireland's 13th annual EdTech Conference and took six pages of notes about improving my assessment strategy. The results will become clear in four months.
I got reinforcement for holding face-to-face interviews, something we do already in several academic modules. There's good 360 degree feedback in that practise. The real world F2F interview strips away the technology that normally wraps around most of my endeavours.
When I return to base, I'm going to write a tighter specification for the journaling we expect from our creative multimedia students. The average journal looks like it has been cobbled together in a fortnight or less, with no real evidence of reimagination.
Since the exam questions normally expect answers between 500 and 600 words, I will set up that standard for reports arising from reflection sessions and group brainstorming.
Several clever suggestions emerged during presentations and hallway discussion with the main follow-up being prompt questions that I should devise this summer.
Knowing what I do about Moodle usage and these simple assessment tactics, I suspect that several of my revised academic modules will rank among the most-visited on the Limerick Institute of Technology's VLE next December.
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