This webinar is part of our 2022 CPD webinar sessions. Participants will earn an ALT CPD Open Badge which can be used as evidence towards accreditation via one of the pathways in ALT’s CMALT framework.
Presenter: Rob Lowney, Fiona O'Riordan and Ruth Ní Bheoláin
Involving students as partners in the assessment process helps develop assessment literacy (Ní Bheoláin et al, 2020), support student engagement (National Forum, 2017), and recognises students’ agency and their being experts in their own learning (NStEP, 2016). Moreover, it helps support academic integrity (Egan, 2018) and universal design for learning (CAST, 2018).
Since 2020, an initiative at Dublin City University (DCU) has been piloting a number of partnership approaches to assessment in different modules. These approaches range from low-level (such as students choosing a topic for an assessment) to high-level (such as students co-creating grading criteria). A summary of potential approaches is available in this short guiding resource: https://bit.ly/sapia Evaluations of these pilots have shown greater student engagement and performance in the relevant modules.
Learning technology is used extensively to support these approaches, often in combination. In this CPD webinar, the DCU experience of student partnership in assessment will be shared, with a focus on the role of learning technology. It is hoped attendees will gain an understanding of this topic and be enabled and encouraged to try technology-supported learning student partnership in assessment in their own contexts.