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Educators will now have a valuable insight into the way technology can enhance assessment and feedback thanks to a new e-book from the Bloomsbury Learning Environment (BLE).
Sarah Sherman of the BLE Consortium and Leo Havemann of Birkbeck, University of London, have co-edited the e-book which explores the findings of a wide ranging two-year research and dissemination project.
The project focused on the ways in which technology improves the assessment and feedback process, feeding into the education sector’s widening conversation about the use of technology.
The e-book contains three research papers which capture snapshots of current practice and include specific examples of practice at the BLE partner institutions from which broad recommendations have been drawn
to help inform wider practice. These papers focus on:
The use of technology across the assessment lifecycle
The roles played by administrative staff in assessment processes
Technology-supported assessment in distance learning
The e-book also contains 21 case studies of digital assessment
and feedback practices from across the consortium to give insight into
the adoption of particular tools, and the associated benefits and
These are complimented by three further case studies outlining
technical development, which have been undertaken locally to support or
enhance aspects of practice.
Sarah Sherman, BLE
Service Manager, said: “We are delighted to have published the results
of this excellent joint research project conducted between the BLE and its partners. We believe this research will
provide extensive insight into how new technologies can help to build upon current practices of assessment and feedback.”