Technologies for Online Marking (Pilot)


Start Date: January 2018        Proposed End Date: September 2018
Status: Active

A short study is being conducted, using a varying range of technology, to discover what methods of online marking offer the best benefits for staff and students. This study will involve academics who will mark papers using a variety of different tools to identify the benefits and drawbacks of each method. This will then be reviewed and the findings will then be discussed with academics.

Project Lead: Chavan Kissoon
In collaboration with: ICT Services, School of Fine and Performing Arts, School of English and Journalism, School of History & Heritage, School of Architecture and Built Environment, the Department of Strategy and Enterprise, the Department of People and Organisation, School of Pharmacy, School of Life Sciences, School of Social & Political Sciences, and School of Sports and Exercise Science.

What are the aims of this project?

To enhance tools and processes to deliver a more efficient student feedback and online marking experience for staff
To improve student feedback through use of new tools that enable new types of feedback

What will be the outcome of this project?

❱ To submit a set of recommendations to the university on the tools and processes needed to deliver a more efficient student feedback and online marking experience for staff
❱ To survey staff to ascertain their current experiences of marking, with a specific look at the strengths and weaknesses of current technologies and process in relation to their disciplinary needs.
❱ To explore and gain feedback on four different e-marking scenarios. The scenarios are all based on the concepts of time and space, and how different hardware enable and constrain the use of time and space for e-marking. These time and space scenarios will be augmented by enabling technologies that allow staff to work better. These enabling technologies include iPads, laptop, second screens and microphones. This project design will allow for different scenarios to be compared and recommendations to be made for 2018/19.

Project update –

❱ Date: 19th April 2018

Survey of staff completed and data analysed.

All staff have been provided equipment and the pilot has started.

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