Feedback is frequently emphasised as a cornerstone of effective health professions education, yet there remains a feedback problem: while learners and teachers recognise its value, both groups are dissatisfied with its implementation. So how can educators foster more effective feedback in workplace settings? Join A/Prof. Rose Hatala as she shares insights from a series of […]
Student misuse of substances for cognitive enhancement or study purposes is an increasing concern for the higher education sector – so how can universities address this issue? Join CRADLE Fellow Dr Matthew Dunn as he shares insights from a study exploring policy and regulatory environments and institutional responses at five Australian universities.
Academic failure is a common event in the life of a university student, so what leads failing students to persist? Join CRADLE’s Dr Rola Ajjawi as she shares key insights and strategies from a study about why students fail, how failure impacts attrition, and how students who fail persist.
The capacity to maintain competency through self-evaluation is an important attribute for any work-ready graduate. Join the University of Sydney’s Dr Merrolee Penman as she shares initial findings from her ACEN 2017-funded project about building students’ evaluative judgement through near peer mentoring.
Learning design can play a significant role in students’ learning experiences, and is particularly critical in an online learning context; however, university educators may find it difficult to design for online experiences. Join CRADLE’s A/Prof. Margaret Bearman as she shares lessons about learning design in online environments from the Degrees @ FutureLearn project, along with […]
Contract cheating is an increasingly concerning issue for universities across the globe – but can markers be trained to accurately detect contract cheating in student work? Join us for the first CRADLE seminar for 2018, as CRADLE Fellow A/Prof. Wendy Sutherland-Smith outlines what’s happening internationally in the field of contract cheating awareness and detection
As 2018 gets underway, here’s a preview of what’s coming up for the CRADLE Seminar Series in the first half of the year!
CRADLE looks forward to hosting a double seminar exploring peer review and self-assessment on Monday 4 December 2017. Dr Jessica To and Qiyun Zhu, both of the University of Hong Kong, will discuss Chinese students’ experiences of peer involvement across two studies: student engagement in asynchronous cross-cultural online peer review, and the role of peers […]
Are you interested in the current state of assessment feedback, and how to develop and support effective feedback designs? If so, the Feedback for Learning project has the webinar for you! Join CRADLE Associate Director A/Prof. Phillip Dawson and Monash University’s A/Prof. Michael Henderson online on Thursday 30 November as they explore the key challenges for […]
I attended an extremely engaging workshop on embedded assessment design led by Dr Yoon Jeon “YJ” Kim from MIT, following our successful symposium on Re-Imagining Assessment. We started off with some robust discussions about rubric design stimulated by the MetaRubric card game which YJ uses with academics in the MIT Teaching Systems Lab.