Adding the Affective to the Cognitive in assessment

TEQSA are about to release guidelines on assessment reform for the age of artificial intelligence. Traditional approaches to assessment were already under threat from contract cheating (Ellis et al., 2020). The advent of generative artificial intelligence agents has exacerbated those challenges. TEQSA’s draft guiding principles call for assessment that allows us to form trustworthy judgementsContinue reading “Adding the Affective to the Cognitive in assessment”

Co-designing a Students as Partners Charter

The University of Sydney wants to activate their commitment to involve students as citizens in their own lifelong learning journey by developing a Students as Partners Charter. On Melbourne Cup day, 2023, more than seventy students and staff gathered in the Susan Wakil building to begin the co-design work. We represented every Faculty and allContinue reading “Co-designing a Students as Partners Charter”

National Students as Partners Roundtable

Students and educators from around Australia and further afield gathered at the National Students as Partners Roundtable in the last week of September, 2023. We shared experiences and ideas, tips and warnings. We heard from one of the luminaries in the field, keynote Professor Alison Cook-Sather, the author of Engaging Students as Partners in LearningContinue reading “National Students as Partners Roundtable”

Passionate Higher Education Researchers gather at HERDSA 2023

In early July, on the banks of the Brisbane River, over 500 higher education scholars from around the world gathered to share research and wisdom about how best to support our students’ education at the Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) conference. World-renowned researchers mixed with first time presenters and PhD students.Continue reading “Passionate Higher Education Researchers gather at HERDSA 2023”

Developing Online Teaching in Higher Education – Book Review

Supporting educators to develop skills in online teaching, to use a planning term, is a wicked problem. Academics and educational developers alike know that the solution is not to put on a generic workshop and hope for the best. Newly released Developing Online Teaching in Higher Education (Forbes & Walker, 2022) gathers together tested ideasContinue reading “Developing Online Teaching in Higher Education – Book Review”

Together again – ASCILITE 2022

The audience reacted immediately, a huge collective gasp of horror. What could have provoked such a visceral response? This is what the presenter said: So I asked the academic what the problem was with mapping the assessment to the learning outcomes. And the academic replied, “Oh, I really only see learning outcomes as advisory…” TheContinue reading “Together again – ASCILITE 2022”

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