The eSubmission, Feedback and Grading (eSFG) Work Stream ran a briefing today for all Teaching and Learning Deans, Heads of School and School Directors of Teaching and Learning.

The session was opened by Gavin Brooks, Pro Vice Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) before Emma Mayhew (Academic Director of EMA) discussed the aims of the Programme and broad range of programme deliverables. Adam Bailey (TEL Team) then explored some of the principles underpinning the eSFG work stream and the process that will be worked through with schools to support the wider adoption of online assessment, before Alan Howard (SDTL, SAGES) outlined their experiences as an Early Adopter School since the Summer of 2017. He highlighted some of the significant benefits felt by colleagues as well as a number of challenges and how the School has responded.

We then heard from Rebecca Harris (SDTL, IoE) who described their experience as a ‘Special Project School’ that has significantly increased the adoption of online marking and grading during the course of this academic year. Rebecca highlighted some of the pedagogical work undertaken focused on how best the School might use some of the new functionality available including rubrics and QuickMarks and how the change process has been used as an opportunity to start to rethink moderation processes. Marguerite Gascoine finished the session by reiterating the role of professional colleagues in the change process and some of the benefits felt within Early Adopter Schools. It was great to hear that the Early Adopters have overall had a very positive experience, in particular recognising the support they have received from the TEL team, the Support Centres and the EMA Programme.

The eSFG Work Stream will now meet with senior colleagues within each school to understand existing uptake and discipline specific needs.

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