Welcome to my website, which is mostly about assessment, feedback, learning and teaching in higher education. I’m now retired from charging around the country and beyond giving keynotes and running workshops, but I remain really interested in what’s going on, and contribute regularly to Tweetchats such as #LTHEchat, and attend conferences when directly relevant, and of course continue to write.
I hope you find my website really useful and interesting. In its own way, this website can be regarded as an open educational resource, and my intention is to make as many as possible of my ideas and tips available to anyone who can benefit from them.
The ‘Home’ page is essentially a blog, sometimes with information about where I am and what I’m doing, when I’m not in or around home at Newcastle. In older posts, I included links to slide presentations and handouts which can be downloaded, but for posts more than a year or two old, the links can fail. As time passes, things slip down off the bottom of this page, but I leave most things in ‘older posts’ which can be accessed at the bottom of the page. You can also use the ‘search’ control way down on the right-hand menu to find things, e.g. by place or topic. For example, try ‘Joughin’ to get to Gordon Joughin’s excellent and provocative booklet on oral assessment.
Twitter:Links to any post or page can be Tweeted if you want to share it (or disagree with it of course). There’s a Twitter link at the end of each post and page. You can also see what I’m presently Tweeting about on the right-hand menu.
The rest of the website is intended to be longer-term, and normally I leave things there for as long as they may be useful. Do let me know if you find anything that’s past its usefulness!
On the various pages accessible from the right-hand-side of your screen, you can access a range of things related to assessment, learning, feedback and teaching in higher education. Several of the pages contain downloads, which you’re welcome to use in your work. There are also pdf files of various other documents. Do let me know if you have any difficulty downloading these files, and if necessary email me about anything missing.
Please contact me by email or Twitter (@RacePhil)
I’m hardly ever sitting near my landline in Newcastle (and we hardly ever actually answer our home phone, as it’s beset with all sorts of unsolicited calls about things we don’t want! – but it does take messages), and my mobile phone is usually switched off when I’m travelling or enjoying concerts or theatre performances or having a snooze. If you want to talk to me by phone, please email me and I’ll suggest a suitable time; my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and is shown at the top right of all pages on this site, but often the fastest way to get to me is via Twitter.
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I don’t include links to notices, events, commercial outfits or any advertising or sponsorship material, so please don’t send me them by email – I just delete such emails after reporting them as spam.