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Assessing Digital Skills - a discussion

Workshop leader: Sara Hattersley (LDC)

This workshop will hopefully enable a discusison between participants about the possibilty of assessing digital skills in Higher Education, as part of summative assessment. It emerges from a short project as part of a Masters level course, Transforming Technologies, where tutor and students co-created a rubric for the assessment of digital skills in an e-portfolio, integrated with the current marking criteria for postgraduate study in the faculty of social sciences.

This discussion will begin by outlining some of the opportunities and issues arising from the aforementioned work (a presentation of which was made to the ALT-C conference, 2016 - see slides). Participants will then have the opportunity to consider the rubric in light of sample digital assessment, and discuss more broadly whether the valuing and assessing of digital skills has a place in the Higher Education context.

Date: Wednesday 6th December 2017

Time: 15:00-16:00

Venue: Oculus Building OC0.05

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Alignment with UKPSF


A3: Assess and give feedback to learners

K4: The use and value of appropriate learning technologies

More info: UK Professional Standards Framework


Sara Hattersley

sara hattersley

Sara Hattersley begun her teaching career in the Warwick Essential Skills Resource Centre as part of her Initial Teacher Training. She then went on to work in the Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL) for 11 years, during which she designed and delivered a range of blended study programmes and experimented with the use of technology for teaching and learning, both inside the classroom and through virtual spaces. Sara later became an e-Learning Manager in CLL.
A very experienced teacher educator with a keen interest in technology enhanced learning, Sara is currently the course leader on the Academic and Professional Practice for Postgraduate Researchers (APP PGR), the course for PhD students who teach or support learning.