Are you assessing students' digital or social media?
I am looking for tutors and students to take part in a short dialogue together.
My UCL Connected Curriculum fellowship project is responding to Connected Curriculum dimension 5 – ‘Students learn to produce outputs – assessments directed at an audience’.
This assessed work could be video, audio, wikis, blogs, annotation, web sites, or social media, for example. I am investigating the kinds of digital outputs students are producing, how (or if) students conceptualise their audience, the process of creating the work, what constitutes ‘academic’ in these forms of communication, and how assessors come to their judgments.
Why take part?
Tutors will get a recorded discussion which could help future students understand the assessment, thereby reducing time spent on explanations and misunderstandings. Students will have an opportunity reflect on their work and the assessment process. One tutor has commented on the experience:
"... it allowed me to understand some aspects of the way in which the student reflected on the class, the presentation and its benefits. Most of these aspects are not covered in the evaluation forms since students usually do not spend much time on them and they do not expand on their comments. Listening to what the student had to say about the class and how she prepared the presentation but also how she shared the benefits with her peers was enlightening for me. Her views on the use of technology are really helpful for future classes."
What will you do?
A tutor and one or more students sit down together and are recorded discussing the digital work. I expect this to take very little of your time - more details on this page.
If you are happy to be involved please get in touch with me, Mira Vogel, so we can talk further.
Many thanks in advance,
Dr Mira Vogel SFHEA, Digital Education Advisor, University College London, 020 3549 5197 (x65197) | Visiting details | m.vogel(@ucl.ac.uk)