Thursday, 22 July 2010

Information Skills cards version 2 now complete

Viewpoints have now completed a new set of the Information Skills cards, with the help of key stakeholders in the University of Ulster, such as Ulster librarians.

The new versions of the cards have been extensively reworded to reflect current Information Skills practices in Ulster and in other higher education institutions.

They have also been 'branded' with the Information Skills logo, to distinguish them from other sets of workshop cards.

These cards have been printed but also can be viewed or downloaded as JPEGs on the Viewpoints Flickr photostream:

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Viewpoints Poster presentation at CAA Conference 2010

Fiona Doherty and Jill Harrison today presented a Viewpoints poster at the 2010 International Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) Conference: Research into E-Assessment.

This two-day research-led conference was hosted by the University of Southampton and organised by its School of ECS and the IET at the Open University. The theme of the conference was e-assessment and there was a great deal of interest in the work that Viewpoints are doing, especially regarding the online tool and the Assessment and Feedback strand of the tool suite.

You can view the presented poster here:

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Module Worksheet

This is the Module Perspective worksheet that Viewpoints staff use when delivering a face-to-face workshop with Ulster staff.

(You can download a JPEG of the worksheet from our Flickr photostream)

It allows academics to think about their curriculum design at a module level, and plan their curriculum for that particular module.

Staff are encouraged to identify their objective for their group activity, write it on the module worksheet, and then they are shown the relevant cards for their strand (for example, Assessment and Feedback, Creativity in the Curriculum or Information Skills cards).

They then choose the principles that are relevant to their objective, and map their principles to the worksheet by placing them on the timeline.

Next, they turn the chosen cards over and select the relevant implementation ideas or examples. Finally, they can tailor the plan by adding their own notes and action points to the worksheet.