Episode 4 - Can blogging be used as an effective form of assessment
From Sarah Thomas
In this episode, student guest host, Lila Pitcher (Academic Blogging Intern in Information Services), leads a discussion with Dr Nina Morris (Lecturer in Human Geography) and Dr Hazel Christie (Lecturer in University Learning and Teaching) about the benefits and challenges of using blogging as an innovative form of assessment. Their discussion is based on their recent Principal's Teaching Award Scheme (PTAS) research, which explores how assessed blogs are being used across the University.
They discuss the use of blogs as a form of assessment with regards to marking criteria, course design, staff investment, technological limitations, writing style and digital footprint. Nina and Hazel also provide some strategies and tips for teaching staff who may want to use blogging as an assessment tool, and for students working with blogs as part of their courses.