Changing Assessment Due to Covid-19: Experiences and Impact

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This interactive session will explore the change in assessment in higher education due to the pandemic.

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Dr. Monica Ward will present a case study from the DCU School of Computing detailing how they managed the change and the types of assessment they adopted. The next speakers will present overviews of the change to online assessment from the students’ perspective. Dr. Linda Amrane-Cooper and Prof. Stylianos Hatzipanagos’ presentation draws from a project at the University of London evaluating the students’ experience of the transition to digital assessment. Then, Dr. Inés Gil-Jaurena will introduce a study undertaken at UNED about the impact of the change in online assessment on student’s performance and perceptions.

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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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