Tag: Assessment

  • Budgeting for Assessment

    Workloads for Academics in Higher Education are often very complex, with teaching loads, research tasks and administration all juggling for our attention with lots of task switching adding to the complexity. For many academics, teaching loads are a significant part of their work, but explicitly looking at the time spent on assessment could bring better […]

  • Assessment handling and Assessment Workflow in WAM

    Assessment handling and Assessment Workflow in WAM

    Sometime ago I began writing a Workload Allocation Modeller aimed at Higher Education, and I’ve written some previous blog articles about this. As is often the way, the scope of the project broadened and I found myself writing in support for handling assessments and the QA processes around them. At some point this necessitates a […]

  • OPUS and Assessment 3 – Regime Change

    OPUS and Assessment 3 – Regime Change

    This is the third and final article in a short series on how OPUS, a system for managing placement on-line, handles assessment. You probably want to read the first and second article before getting into this. Regime Change It’s not just in geo-political diplomacy that regime change is a risky proposition. In general you should […]

  • OPUS and Assessment 2 – Adding Custom Assessments

    This is a follow on to the previous article on setting up assessment in OPUS, an on-line system for placement learning. You probably want to read that first. This is much more advanced and requires some technical knowledge (or someone that has that). Making New Assessments Suppose that OPUS doesn’t have the assessment you want, […]

  • OPUS and Assessment 1 – The Basics

    OPUS and Assessment 1 – The Basics

    OPUS is a FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) web application I wrote at Ulster University to manage work based learning. It has been, and is used by some other universities too. Among its features is a way to understand the assessment structure for different groups and how it can change over years in such […]