Encouraging Language Exchanges in a Restricted World

The eTandem Global programme launched in 2020 to offer students a practical language exchange in the wake of restrictions introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic. The programme, coordinated by the Study and Work Away team, is a fully digital opportunity for Edinburgh students to partner with students from other institutions around …

Assessment and Social Justice in the Hybrid University

In this video, Vel McCune from IAD and Jan McArthur, a former colleague and now a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University, discuss how to design assessment for social justice in a hybrid context. Oct 29, 2020

A Strange Mix of Emotions

In this post and illustration, recent Edinburgh College of Art graduate Hannah Riordan reflects on her experience of learning digitally during the final months of her degree and highlights the challenges and opportunities that it raised for assessment, student engagement and well-being. A Strange Mix of Emotions Image Credit: Illustration, …

Assessment During A Crisis: Responding to a Global Pandemic

Here is a survey conducted in June 2020 by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment in the United States designed to capture a snapshot of assessment-related changes made during Spring 2020 in response to the sudden shift to remote instruction and to help determine remaining professional development needs.  The …

Assessment, Learning and Teaching in HE: Covid-19 Assessment Collection

This page collects together the various posts and downloads published on Assessment, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education since March 2020, about how university assessment may be adjusted and reimagined in the context of the pandemic affecting much of the world. Kay Sambell and Sally Brown: Covid-19 Assessment Collection Aug …

Designing Assessments for Hybrid Teaching (5 min)

Prof. Velda McCune and Dr. Tim Fawns discuss designing assessments for hybrid teaching. The topics and ideas in this conversation are informed by the additional work of Jen Ross, co-director of the Centre for Research in Digital Education, Gill Aitken Programme Director for the PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc Clinical Education and …

Preparing Assessments for Semester 1 (5 min)

Prof. Velda McCune and Dr. Tim Fawns discuss preparing assessments for students in different time zones for Semester 1. Prof. Velda McCune and Dr. Tim Fawns discuss designing assessments for hybrid teaching. The topics and ideas in this conversation are informed by the additional work of Jen Ross, co-director of …

Get to Know Your Students and Let Them Get to Know You (3 min)

Prof. Velda McCune and Dr. Tim Fawns discuss the importance of getting to know your students and having them get to you know you in the wider context of assessments in a hybrid learning environment. Prof. Velda McCune and Dr. Tim Fawns discuss designing assessments for hybrid teaching. The topics …