Transforming Assessment webinars and e-Exams events

Transforming Assessment updates:

1) Webinar recording available “Virtual work integrated learning in engineering” Held 5 Sep 2018
A/Prof Sally Male (University of Western Australia)
View the recording via

2) Next webinar session “Mindful assessment design” Wed 7 Nov 2018
Dr Samuel Elkington (Advance HE, UK / Teesside University)
This session explores the concept of mindful learning as it applies to assessment design. We will cover the current thinking and evidence for promoting self-regulatory practices to reframe student-centred assessment as a primary vehicle for authentically personalised learning. This includes student sensitivity to context and new perspectives, intentionality of attention, managing personal responses to feedback, and resilience. The session concludes with some practical examples of mindful assessment design in higher education.

3) e-Exams Roadshow sessions and Symposium (various Australian cities).
These sessions may be of interest to HERDSA members!

Many institutions are considering the shift to e-Exams. This could cost millions over the coming years and set up the pedagogic framework for higher stakes assessments for years to come – make an informed decision!

a) A series of workshops looking at the preliminary findings of the Australian Government funded ‘Transforming Exams Across Australia’ project will be held in most Australian capital cities over the remainder of 2018.
The project focused on enabling authentic e-assessment in exam rooms involving 10 Australian university partners.
The workshops feature a two session format comprising a briefing followed by a workshop.
Remaining sessions are:
Sydney: 21 Sep 2018 [full – wait-list]
Brisbane: 27 Sep 2018 (following Moodle MOOT Australia – presenting e-exams here too!)
Hobart: 5 Oct 2018
Canberra: 31 Oct 2018 (following EdTechPosium – presenting e-exams here too!)
Reg free via:

b) An e-Exams Symposium will be held Saturday 24 November 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
This full day mini-conference will feature two international guest speakers: from University in Austria with 40% e-exams and from Finland’s matriculation authority speaking about their national e-exams implementation. Professor Geoff Crisp will the chair the day. Detailed findings from the Australian national project team will explore a range of issues covering results from 20 e-exam trials, logistics, authentic e-assessment design, student experience and an exploration of an authentic, robust, e-exams platform. All education sectors are welcome.
This symposium is running just prior to the ASCILITE2018 conference – why not do two Ed Tech events in the one trip!?
Register now [AU$195] at:

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