Edition 2

Meaningful Assessment

Welcome to Teaching Insights

Teaching Insights is an innovative and free-to-read online magazine jointly developed by staff and students at the Oxford Centre for Academic and Enhancement Development, Oxford Brookes University. It is a source of practical ideas for teachers in higher education to create exceptional student experiences. Teaching Insights features contributions from staff and students who teach and learn at various levels and across many disciplines. Readers can thus expect to gain insights from the practical wisdom of a diverse range of writers.

This current edition is on the theme of Meaningful Assessment.

Teaching Insights is released twice a year. Each edition focuses on a specific theme and has six features:

Editorial

A welcome from the Editor and summary of the highlights of this edition.

The Bigger Picture

An introduction to current debates on our theme.

Alumni Reunion

Former students and their teacher in dialogue about what’s made the difference.

In Conversation

Staff and students from multiple disciplines discuss and reflect on their experiences.

Your Questions Answered

A guest panel of staff and students responds to reader-submitted questions.

Recipes for Success

Practical, bite-sized insights from staff and student contributors.

Edition 2, Editorial

A welcome from the Editor

Edition 2, The Bigger Picture

Meaningful feedback on assessment: Taking the long view

Edition 2, The Bigger Picture

Meaningful assessment: What is it and why does it matter?

Alumni Reunion, Edition 2

Meaningful assessment in the Brookes Business School

Edition 2, In Conversation

The thoughts of an expert academic on meaningful assessment

Edition 2, Your Questions Answered

Your questions on meaningful assessment answered

Edition 2, Recipes for Success

Group presentations as a means of meaningful assessment

Edition 2, Recipes for Success

Writing journal papers as an authentic assessment

Edition 2, Recipes for Success

Developing skills and knowledge on mathematically based undergraduate business courses through a podcast assignment

Edition 2, Recipes for Success

Using online comic strip generators for formatively assessing the stages of ‘respiration’

Edition 2, Recipes for Success

Hearing the student voice: Vlogging as an alternative to written assessment

Edition 2, Recipes for Success

Creating meaningful authentic assessment for an online practitioner research module (a case study)

Edition 2, Recipes for Success

Developing a LinkedIn® profile for authentic assessment and professional development

Edition 2, Recipes for Success

Virtual clinical biochemistry case studies for learning applied pathology

Edition 2, Recipes for Success

Healthy Assessment as learning diet: Using digital portfolios and professional discussion

Edition 2, Recipes for Success

Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for alternative assessment methods during a time of a pandemic

Edition 2, Recipes for Success

Creativity in technical spaces: using rich pictures to produce rich assessments

Edition 2, Recipes for Success

Effective feedback – The power of three

Edition 2, Recipes for Success

Design research for Media Psychology students: A meaningful integration of psychological skills and theory

Edition 2, Recipes for Success

Space to breathe: Allowing students to think outside the box through meaningful assessment

Edition 2, Recipes for Success

Participating in the policy process: Assessing students’ contributions to a government consultation on climate change

Edition 2, Recipes for Success

Enjoyable authentic assessment: The design showcase

Edition 2, Recipes for Success

Co-creating assessments for learning on a Sports Therapy Anatomy module