Assessment in Practice


The aim of the this workbook is to provide a series of resources; contextual information, methods and approaches, to the area of assessment construction and implementation.

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The workbook is not exhaustive, but attempts to focus on core issues and needs. The added literary and web references provide further readings and activites if so required. Key areas covered include: – The Importance Of Alignment, – Assessment Principles, – Writing Effective Exam Questions, – The Design of MCQs. Around each themed area you will find worksheets and activity lists, plus substantial references to original and core literature.

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This is a short introduction to ChatGPT for people teaching in higher education, created in January 2023 and updated until this version was saved in February 2023. The resource is a slide deck which you are free to modify and update (since this is a fast-moving topic). No prior knowledge of AI or chatbots is necessary to use the slides.

Since March 2020 higher education has experienced one of the most disruptive phases in its recent history. In a sector typified by considered, researched and incremental change, overnight everyone began emergency remote teaching, learning and assessing. The dramatic shift resulted in positives and negatives, and posed a series of questions for students, staff and other stakeholders. Though still living through the pandemic, in March 2021 fifteen partners from a range of stakeholders across the sector agreed to work together to answer one shared persistent and urgent question: In the context of Covid-19, what have we learnt and what does it mean for the future of teaching and learning in Irish higher education?

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