LITE Masterclass: E-assessment: barriers and benefits in higher education

  • Date:
  • Time: 12:00 to 13:30
  • Location: Research Room 1, Level 13, Edward Boyle Library

THE BENEFITS and challenges when using digital technologies to provide feedback and assessment will be the subject of the next LITE Masterclass.

The seminar: ‘E-assessment: barriers and benefits in higher education’ will be led by Helena Gillespie, Senior Lecturer in Education and Academic Director of Widening Participation at University of East Anglia (UEA). 

SEMINAR leader: Helena Gillespie

Dr Gillespie will explore electronic assessment (e-assessment) and to what extent it enables transformation in assessment in higher education (HE).

The seminar will consider potential benefits to academic staff, professional services and the student experience as well as examining barriers to success.

The focus will be on how e-assessment plays a role in inclusive pedagogies and modern dialogic teaching approaches in Higher Education.

There will opportunities to discuss the following issues:

  • To what extent e-assessment can be efficient and lift the burden of assessment for academics, administrators and students;
  • How to develop e-assessment that is accessible to all learners;
  • How to use e-assessment to develop authentic and relevant assessments; and
  • What the benefits of e-assessment might be in enabling more flexible and personalised approaches to assessment.

Participants can expect to develop both theoretical and practical understanding of the issues of e-assessment in higher education.

Professor Tina Overton, Director of LITE, said:

Both E-assessment and online marking and feedback are priorities for the University of Leeds, so we are particularly delighted to welcome Helena to LITE to present on this important and interesting subject.

The Institute, nearly into its third year, provides funding, time and support for current and future student education leaders to develop their profile at the University of Leeds and to carry out research and innovation projects with internal and external impact.

Helena Gillespie, also a Principal Fellow of the HEA, has held several academic leadership roles including Academic Director of Learning and Teaching Enhancement, Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching and University Lead for Online Learning with FutureLearn.

Her research has been funded by the HEA and HEFCE. Helena’s background is in school teaching and she maintains contact with the school sector as governor in two local schools.

Helena’s current work focusses on inclusive higher education, including approaches to assessment and feedback. She also teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and convenes the Inclusive Internationalisation Group for the Aurora University Network.

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