Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Assessment and feedback session with PhD students

Fiona Doherty and Catherine O’Donnell delivered a Viewpoints assessment and feedback workshop with PhD students today, as part of their ‘Assessment for Learning’ session with lecturer Dr Patricia Kearney.

The students used the assessment and feedback cards and the module worksheets during the 45 minutes group work activity-based session.

They planned an assessment and feedback strategy for teaching a Masters dissertation module focusing on chosen theme(s). One student from each group presented their final output to the rest of the group at the end of the session.

Photos of the group outputs are available here:

Slides from this session are available here:

Friday, 5 March 2010

Librarian Subject Meeting - Information Skills Presentation

The Viewpoints team gave a presentation today in Jordanstown to all the University of Ulster Subject Librarians.

The purpose of this meeting was to update librarians on the development of the Information Skills strand of the toolset, and to get feedback on the workshop tools developed so far.


We showed librarians the information skills prompt cards we have developed (based on SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy) and the worksheet laminates which we plan to use in Information Skills workshops with course teams.

Catherine O’Donnell led an interactive group activity, where groups were each given one of the cards, asked to critically consider the content and ideas on them, and then think about using the cards for each part of the student timeline.


Each small group then fed back their ideas to the meeting.


The subject librarians were a great audience for testing Information Skills development, as they have such an expert knowledge about the subject and good connections with module co-ordinators and course teams.

There was a lot of lively feedback about the cards and their content on the day and we hope to continue piloting Information Skills content with Ulster librarians in future as it develops.