Ferrell, Gill. Jisc (2013) Supporting assessment and feedback practice with technology: from tinkering to transformation.
- Whilst difficulties in attributing specific outcomes to particular technology interventions are inevitable, there is compelling evidence that the use of technology can support the implementation of educational principles and enhance learning.
- Over-assessment and assessment bunching have a negative impact on student attainment.
- Students at all levels need better support and development to enable them to engage effectively with assessment and feedback practice.
- Students need to be made aware of the benefits of engaging with assessment and feedback practice and developing their own evaluative capabilities in terms of improving their personal employability.
- End-to-end electronic assessment management is not easy to achieve but, for possibly the first time, the technical capabilities exist if institutions can design and implement appropriate business processes. (Hmmm...)
- There is a compelling case for e-submission in terms of improving efficiency and meeting student expectations.
- Online marking has reached a level of maturity whereby the evidence for its effectiveness and efficiency may soon result in a critical mass of institutions and academics adopting the practice.
- Electronic assessment management is a pre-requisite for capturing and analysing the data needed to enhance learning through effective use of learning analytics.