Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown, Dublin

Good to be working in Ireland on Friday 3rd February, with Sally, on various aspects of assessment and feedback. Sally’s slides are on her website, and my main slides are here:  Blanchardstown-plenary-opening-version-5.pptx (45 downloads) Fifteen-ideas-for-reinventing-assessment-Blanchardstown-w.pptx (49 downloads) Involving-students-in-their-own-assessment-blanchardstown-2017-w.pptx (47 downloads) .

Leicester College: 6th Teaching and Learning Conference: 27th January

Great to be with you for the morning of your 6th Teaching and Learning Conference. Here are the main slides I used – but not in the same order as I used them, as I was playing with the order to fit coffee in well. Assessment-and-Feedback-Leics-2017-w-1.pptx (73 downloads)   I hope I’ve provided some food for thought – and there’s lots more in the files you can download using the inks on the slides. I wish you well on the continuation of your Journey through 2017, and hope to see you again. Thanks too for all the Tweets, and to Lisa, Anne and Stewart for making all the arrangements. All trains were on time, and I not only got to the Sage in Gateshead in time for the concert, but also the pre-concert talk (I never stop trying to learn).

University of Gloucestershire: 20th January

I thoroughly enjoyed my day with you all at Cheltenham. Here are the main slides from my keynote on how students learn: How-students-really-learn-gloucs-2017-w.pptx (101 downloads) . I’ve deleted the bits where I roamed around various other things on my machine!
Here next are the slides from the select and intensive workshop I ran with course leaders and HODs. Towards-assessment-as-feedback-gloucs-2017-w.pptx (104 downloads) . You might also like to look at some of the things I covered with the PGCAP folk on feedback in the afternoon, where I expanded on some of these things.
Finally, here are the main slides from the session on smarter feedback. Smarter-feedback-gloucs-2017-w.pptx (73 downloads) . Please note the extra slides which I’ve put in on marks getting in the way, and how we can get round this – slides 69-78, which you did not see. I’m writing this on a very full train to Newcastle – but I have a seat. Thank you all for joining in so well. There’s loads more ideas on the downloads suggested in the slides. Thanks to Hannah for arranging the whole day, and to Amanda and colleagues for looking after me on the day.

Sheffield Hallam University, January 12th

I really enjoyed our workshop together today. Many thanks to Sue Beckingham for arranging everything so well – and indeed to Peter for his authoritative voice from time to time. Here are the  main slides we used, and the file for the material on ‘building on feedback’ to adapt for your students.  building-on-feedback-w.docx (81 downloads)   SHU-2017-w.pptx (75 downloads)
You were the best group of participants I’ve had in ages – many thanks.

Huddersfield University: 11th January 2017

Great working with you all this afternoon, and thanks to Kate for her input (slides included). Here are the main slides  Hud-2017-w.pptx (74 downloads) .
It was good to meet Daniel Belton at the session; many Twitter users will know his lovely mini-review of assessment, which he has allowed me to include a link to here:
Graphical Mini Review of Assessment
We did not have time for me to defuse the 24-hour feedback bomb I dropped earlier, but this is covered in the handout material you can download from my website. Wishing you every success in implementing your action-planning ideas. And thanks for the Tweets.

Moulton College: 5th January

Here are the main slides we used today in our workshop about assessment and feedback:  Moulton-2017-W.pptx (91 downloads) All of the things we explored together aim to make assessment and feedback more manageable both for us, and for students, as well as to make time for doing more productive things and reduce time spent on ineffective (yet traditional) activities. Thanks for the Tweets, and for your work throughout the day.

University of Birmingham: Chemistry: 14th December

I thoroughly enjoyed my day working with you – and particular thanks to Natalie Rowley, NTF for looking after me throughout the day. Here are the combined slides for the two sessions I ran, as usual without most of the pictures and links (my max file size is 2Mb, hence some necessary trimming). Birmingham-2016-ww.pptx (133 downloads)
As you can tell, I got home successfully, and only 4 minutes late – well done, Crosscountry. However, the train was jam-packed full, and it took me 5 different seats to reach Newcastle (sad,
Crosscountry – there’s feedback for you). I wish you all well in tackling the issues we raised – and of course a great Christmas and fulfilling 2017.
This is most likely me ‘over and out’ for this year, so all best wishes to anyone else who reads this.