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The tricky issue of word count equivalence

The challenges of managing media rich assessments, or managing student choice in assessment, has been evident in higher education for as long as I have been employed in the sector, and probably a lot longer. Back in 2004, when I … Continue reading

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Patchwork discussions

Really interesting to catch up with Kevin Brace earlier in the week. Kevin, based at Aston, and I met up to explore ideas about patchwork text (or, more accurately patchwork media) on the back of some ALT mail list exchanges. … Continue reading

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Published … Advancing the Patchwork Text: The Development of Patchwork Media Approaches

Following on from the July 2009 learning Conference “The” paper is now published in the International Journal of Learning and available here: http://ijl.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.30/prod.2169

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Learning & Teaching Forum, Harper – Patchwork media for practice.

Patchwork_- Harper Teaching & Learning Forum On Thursday 9th I gave a presentation on Patchwork Media at the Teaching & Learning Forum at Harper Adams. The presentation is available as a PDF download from the link above. This dovetailed nicely … Continue reading

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Barcelona : 16th International Conference on Learning

Between Thursday and Saturday last week I was in beautiful Barcelona at the 16th International Conference on Learning where I presented a paper on patchwork media. The conference was an eclectic mix of practitioners bound together by themes in teaching … Continue reading

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So, what’s special about patchwork?

The patchwork approach to assessment at first view could be seen as ‘just a portfolio’  so it helps to just pin down what makes this approach particularly valuable.   1. Patches are aligned with learning outcomes through learning the design of experiences/activities. … Continue reading

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A tension: peer review and patchwork (some of my own learning from treating data collected)

 Whilst peer review is a highly valued process (by students and facilitators alike) there is a danger of a contradiction occurring between this process and the original patchwork vision that the review seeks to serve. Winter’s original view was that … Continue reading

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