ocTEL Activity 6.2 WebPA

22 05 2013


I am ‘Mrs Teamwork’ when it comes to assessment.  I think  it is essential that it is properly supported rather than sink-or-swim.  Although I have done  a lot on this, I still do get the occasional ‘it’s not fair’ vibe.  WebPA is therefore very appealing to me (Case study 7, p42).  I particularly like the aspect of agreeing criteria for assessment.  This is an important stage in the establishing ground rules stages but one I find students skip over in their optimism and can come to regret.  This would help formalize that stage. I shall be integrating it from September – so thanks!



ocTEL Activity 6.1

22 05 2013


Snipped from http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/elearning/digiassass_eada.pdf

I really like Nicol’s approach as it seems (to me) to be about getting students to be able to make accurate judgments on their own work.  His earlier work (2009) uses ’empower’ and ‘engage’ and I think this is the essence of these 12 principles.  I like number 12 too – learn from your learners.

This ability to self-assess is really important to me as I would view learning as ‘situative’ and this ability to judge and value your own work is essential to ‘becoming’ a member of the CoP.  This is related to confidence somehow so I am looking forward to the webinar shortly to see how this is built in….

National Student Change Agent Network

2 05 2013

Going into webinar over-drive this week by also joining in the JISC event today which I thought was inspiring and thought-provoking. I saw a few familiar names from ocTEL there too! That will all have to wait though for the day-job to stop getting in the way!

(more info on these here:  http://elearning.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2013/01/30/diglitwebinars/) and the recording is now available here: http://bit.ly/YgKTCr

I thought would share one link given at the end for anyone interested in developing networks for change.  This is about change agents particularly around developing digital literacies in education:



Extract from the ‘About’ section:

  • This is a staff and student network designed to support those currently working with students as change agents or support those wishing to move into this area. Funded by Jisc, the goal is to create a sustainable and supporting national community currently focusing on the digital aspects of change agents. On this site you will find links to resources, national projects involving students as well as hints and tips for successfully delivering sustainable change. Importantly, join the forums! Lots of options to talk and share ideas, promote your work as well as get ideas to solve problems. This is your network, we are excited to see how it grows.

How exciting! 🙂

Back to the marking now… 😦