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Assessment design for learner responsibility

Last modified 11 May, 2007
Published 11 May, 2007
Registration is now open for the international online conference sponsored by the REAP Project to be held between 29th and 31st May 2007

This conference will explore the interplay between the theory and practice of assessment and feedback in tertiary education in the digital age. Focusing on assessment for learning in tertiary education the conference has three themes to be addressed through keynotes, case studies and structured discussions:

  1. Assessment and the first year experience
  2. Great designs for assessment
  3. Institutional strategies (designs) for assessment


  • Mantz Yorke, Visiting Professor in the Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University
  • David Boud, Professor of Adult Education and Dean of the University Graduate School at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Trudy Banta, Professor of Higher Education and Vice Chancellor of Planning and Institutional Improvement at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

Conference facilitators, experts in the field of assessment and learning, will chair online sessions where theory and practice will inform discussion and debate. These expert facilitators include Steve Draper, Stephen Ehrmann, Lewis Elton, Peter Kandlbinder, Terry Mayes, David Nicol, Derek Rowntree, and others.

The conference will take place entirely online via your web browser, and taking part is easy. Delegates will be given the opportunity to read case study materials and presentations in advance, and to participate in online debate with the authors, expert facilitators and other delegates via real-time chat sessions and asynchronous forum boards.

The conference is part of the Re-engineering Assessment Practices (REAP) project , a £1m initiative funded by the Scottish Funding Council under its e-Learning Transformation initiative. REAP is a collaboration between the University of Strathclyde, the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University. REAP is evaluating the impact of new assessment practices supported by technology at course, faculty and institutional level.

How to register:

To register for the REAP conference please visit the conference website and click on the register link on the top left of the screen.

Please note that registration will be open from the 10th - 18th May 2007 only. The conference itself takes place from 29th - 31st May 2007.

The conference organisers reserve the right to limit numbers so please book early. Participation is completely free of charge.

If you have any further queries, please contact the conference team.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting online conference!

The REAP project team, and Conference Organisers Inspire Research Ltd


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