1. Not blogging : )
2. A few conference presentations, some of which you can view here:
- ‘Reflections on collaborative assessment: materiality, dialogue and group connoisseurship’ on 22 April 2015 with Tim Fawns. For the Talks on E-assessment and Learning Outcomes series, The TALOE Partnership. (You can watch this webinar via http://taloe.up.pt/webinars/3rd-webinar/.)
- ‘Dialogues and disruptions: developing group connoisseurship in online, collaborative assessments’ on 21 November 2014 with Tim Fawns. Scottish Educational Research Conference, Edinburgh, 20-21 November.
- ‘A new conceptual framework for group work: Group connoisseurship’ on 24 October 2014. The Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, EADTU, Krakow, 23-24 October. (You can watch this presentation at http://vips.liedm.lt/en/irasas/44111. )
- ‘Group connoisseurship: creating shared understandings of quality in online collaborative assessments’ on 26 June 2014 with Tim Fawns. International Virtual Conference, Giving Feedback to Writers Online, Oxford Brookes University.
3. A few bits of writing, all of which you can view via the link below:
- O’Shea, C. and Fawns, T. (2014c). A new conceptual frame for group work: group connoisseurship. The Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference. EADTU, Krakow, Poland. 23-24 October, 2014. pp.287-304. http://conference.eadtu.eu/images/Proceedings/Conference_2014_-_proceedings.pdf
- O’Shea, C. and Fawns, T. (2014b). Group connoisseurship: creating shared understandings of quality in online collaborative assessments. Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching, 6(2).
- O’Shea, C. and Fawns, T. (2014a). Disruptions and dialogues: Supporting collaborative connoisseurship in digital environments. In Kreber, C., Anderson, C., Entwistle, N., & J. McArthur (Eds.). Advances and innovations in university assessment and feedback, pp. 259-273. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
- O’Shea, C. and Dozier, M. (2014). ‘That ever-ephemeral sense of “being” somewhere’: Reflections on a Dissertation Festival in Second Life. In C. DeCoursey and S. Garrett (eds) Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds, pp. 159-189. Inter-Disciplinary Press: Oxford.
4. Another aces Dissertation Festival:
The Dissertation Festival was held in across our MScDE programme wiki space and in Second Life and was, yet again, a really awesome experience.
We had sessions from tutors and alumni on academic writing, information hunting, and the dissertation process and with presentations from students across a gamut of topics (including games-based learning, mentoring, multimodality and digital scholarship).
It was a great opportunity for all kinds of conversations from dissertation topics, to tales from alumni and tips from tutors.
We also had our first ever “Visualisations Gallery” – with examples from students, alumni and tutors on how different forms of visualisation can help thinking through and articulating ideas.
You can find out more about the Festival at: http://hub.digital.education.ed.ac.uk/2015/05/11/dissertation-festival-25-31-may-2015/
5. A course update:
Our Online Assessment course had a gentle re-design, becoming “Assessment, Learning and Digital Environments”. Along with the new name, the course now has a slightly different assessment regime. You can find out more at: http://online.education.ed.ac.uk/content/edua11147-online-assessment/
And that’s about it 🙂
Now to go and do some more stuff!