the e-Assessment Association

Blended Learning 2016

Improving teaching quality through a blend of technology, curriculum design and innovative pedagogic methods

With universities facing increasing levels of competition, higher student expectations, and pressure to adapt to the digital age, institutions are under increasing demand to innovate their teaching and learning experience. Utilising digital and online resources, and incorporating these effectively into course design, has become key in increasing student engagement, and subsequently achievement. Those who are slow to embrace new teaching methods are falling down the league tables and risk losing vital revenue from students.

The Blended Learning Forum is bringing together Heads of TEL, Teaching and Learning, and E-Learning from universities to explore the latest innovations in pedagogic methods, and how technology should aid this. Our speaker faculty is assembled from the UK’s most prestigious universities and will address:

  • Using technology as an enabler of pedagogical methods
  • Equipping staff with the skills required to embrace blended learning
  • Getting the balance of the blend right to improve student engagement
  • Innovating teaching methods to drive student experience
  • Navigating major transformation in learning and teaching strategy

This two day event features some excellent sessions on e-assessment including:

DAY ONE: 5pm Developing assessment strategies in the digital age by Rob Howe, Head of Learning Technology and Media, University of Northampton

  • Exploring the possibilities of technology-enhanced assessment
  • Understanding e-assessment tools and resources
  • Developing an effective implementation of e-assessment

DAY TWO: Developing assessment strategies in the digital age and enhancing the community aspect by Bill Foster, E-Learning Director of the School of Maths & Stats, University of Newcastle

  • Understanding the future of technology-enhanced assessment
  • Getting to grips with e-assessment tools
  • Bridging the gap between technology use in teaching and assessment
  • Using e-assessment as a tool to support weaker students
  • Utilising openly available e-assessment tools


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