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(9 February 2018)

Teaching online workshop

Online quizzes and discussions will be the topics of the February and March Teaching Online Programme. The workshops will provide an opportunity to explore ways to conduct formative assessment and engaging students in discussion via a range of tools (Twitter, Facebook, Piazza and Bb Discussion Boards). See the Workshops programme and register at Teaching Online Workshops.

CHERIL funding call opens

The new CHERIL funding round for 2018-19 was officially opened at the CHERIL Conference. The closing date for applications is 30 April 2018. You can find out more on the CHERIL webpage.  

Online exams on the increase

Twenty summative online exams took place within Humanities in the first semester of academic year 2017-18. The number of online exams in semester one alone exceeds the number of online exams in each of the last two academic years. The largest majority of these exams consisted of multiple choice and short answer questions but also included a two-hour essay-type exam where students benefited from online feedback.

Exploring methods

Colleagues interested in exploring online or optical marking recognition methods to deliver examinations can get in touch with the Humanities eLearning Team for a consultation.

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