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Student Perceptions of University Support for Digital Assessment


Student Perceptions of University Support for Digital Assessment

Emily Towler, Learning Development Team - Library Service

Project overview

The Learning Development Team, based in the Library Service, have a sub team concerned with digital capabilities. They have been providing embedded skills teaching for modules that employ a variety of digital assessment outputs, including podcasts, websites, and zines, with other topics planned for the coming year. This research seeks to understand the general starting point of students when it comes to existing digital skill levels, identify suitable and scalable approaches to teaching and learning, and balance the need for authentic and inclusive assessment with any apprehensions students may have around technology usage and access to relevant resources and support.

The research approach

A mixed methods approach will be taken to provide a balance between a data and narrative approach and provide a rounded insight into student experiences through statistical and thematic analysis.  Longitudinal surveys will be used to gather quantitative and qualitative responses before and after teaching, and after assessment to give an understanding of the usefulness of formal and informal aspects of support.

To find out more about the project please contact Emily Towler

Each fellowship has a project sponsor that helps the fellows achieve impact across the institution. The sponsor for this fellowship is Chris Thompson.

Project start date: September 2023