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Data and the return to campus

[Update: a recording of my talk is now available] When I submitted my proposal for a talk at the EUNIS 2020 conference, I was planning to talk about the need to work with staff and students to agree why and how to use intelligent campus sensors and data. That was intended to be looking into […]

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Future of Learning in a Digital World

Tony Sheehan, of Gartner, observed in this morning’s EUNIS 2020 keynote that Higher Education has changed more in the past three months than in the whole of his previous career. Universities have delivered an “extraordinary achievement” in delivering learning continuity through various intensities of COVID-19 lockdown. Now we’re approaching a recovery stage when we can […]

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COVID-19: the future of assessment?

A pair of interesting sessions at today’s EUNIS conference looked at how universities responded to the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on end of year assessment. An audience survey indicated that 60% have changed the form of their assessment, 15% cancelled exams, and 15% adopted some kind of remote proctoring system to allow for traditional-format exams […]

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Remote Invigilation/e-Proctoring

An article, on “The value of e-proctoring as Exams move on-line”/”Technology can reduce exam stress”, was published in University Business (6/5/20) and the Jisc website (13/5/20).

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Remote Proctoring and Invigilation

[with thanks to a former university Head of Examinations for input and discussion] Recent years, and weeks, have seen a move away from the traditional examination context, where candidates gather in large halls to write on paper, to candidates being assessed using computers, in small groups or individual work spaces. In this change, the role […]

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Adaptability, Openness and Curiosity

If Education 4.0 is about preparing students for the workplace of the future, that’s going to be a dynamically changing workplace. Even in my working life I’ve gone from VT100s to laptops and video-conferences. The mobile phone in my pocket is much more powerful than the first university mainframe I encountered. To send a single […]