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The Blackboard Catalyst Award at the EMA Awards Celebration 2019

On Thursday 13th June, the EMA team was delighted to welcome colleagues from across a ...
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Dual computer screens side by side on a desk.

We would like to remind staff that the EMA Programme is pleased to be able ...
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Yota Dimitriadi in interview

In this latest EMA Interview, Dr Yota Dimitriadi speaks to Daniela Standen and Rachel Wood ...
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Students taking part in a focus group

Since the start of the EMA Programme we had been aware of student feeling surrounding ...
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Finalist badge for e-Assessment Awards 2019

Following a nomination back in January, we have just been informed that the EMA Programme ...
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There are a number of features, preferences and extensions built into to your computer and ...
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Emma Mayhew (EMA Academic Director), Geoff Taggart (EMA Academic Partner) and Michelle Reid (Study Advisor) ...
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A metaphorical light bulb drawn on a blackboard with the caption 'Integration'

The second go-live for EMA Integration took place on 1st February 2019, which means that ...
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Are you marking coursework and returning feedback to your students online?  Go to the TEL ...
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Vikki Holmes presenting at Durham

The work of the EMA Programme was profiled earlier this month at the annual Blackboard ...
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A metaphorical light bulb drawn on a blackboard with the caption 'Integration'

The first EMA Integration, between RISIS and Blackboard, successfully went live on schedule for the ...
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A metaphorical light bulb drawn on a blackboard with the caption 'Integration'

Integration between Blackboard and RISIS – Go-Live on 3rd January!   The “go-live” of the ...
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Colleagues taking their seats at the December Mince Pie briefing.

December 12th saw the EMA Programme hold the latest in its series of 'EMA Programme ...
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A screenshot of the academic tutor system logo with the caption 'Students. academics and professional service staff working in partnership'

The EMA Programme and the Academic Tutor System are working collaboratively to support student success ...
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TEL: EMA USING BLACKBOARD WITH RISIS INTEGRATION These sessions are specifically designed for Administrators.  They ...
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A screenshot of RISIS with the caption 'Did you know?'

Did you know… about the range of functionality now available to you in RISIS? The ...
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A metaphorical light bulb drawn on a blackboard with the caption 'Integration'

Update: We are pleased to be able to now provide a comprehensive update on EMA ...
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A question mark drawn on a chalkboard.

This academic year the EMA programme is supporting the majority of Schools to increase electronic ...
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Dual computer screens side by side on a desk.

How can I get a second screen to make online marking easier? During discussions with ...
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Amanda Cockayne is Programme Director of the PGCE Primary programme in the Institute of Education. In this ...
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An Image depicting the Online Resource Map.

The EMA Programme have created an Online Resource Map in liaison with colleagues from the Technology Enhanced ...
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About Quickmarks A ‘quickmark’ is a tailor-made bubble comment which tutors tend to use repeatedly ...
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Dear Colleagues, This year the Electronic Management of Assessment Programme (EMA) is helping schools across ...
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Screenshot of the 'Blackboard Help for Staff' webpage

The TEL team have been working to prepare resources and training for the rollout of ...
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Attendees sat at the REmaking Marking conference

On Tuesday 4th September 2018, 74 colleagues representing 34 UK Higher Education institutions attended the ...
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A picture of a phone and laptop with blank screens in a study environment.

We are pleased to report that after detailed project scoping work, in late July the ...
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A picture of Professor Cindy Becker in interview.

In this interview, Professor Cindy Becker talks about her experiences implementing audio feedback in her ...
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Experience of EMA: Luisa Ciampi (SPA) Role: Senior Programme Administrator   Previous experience of electronic management ...
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The lecture theatre prior to the breakfast briefing

On Wednesday 27th June the EMA Programme held one of our regular ‘Breakfast Briefings’. These ...
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Students taking part in a focus group

The University is running a major programme to improve the experience of assessment for students ...
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Remaking Marking Conference poster, displaying birds migrating in an arrow formation

SIGN UP On September 4th 2018, the EMA Programme is hosting a one-day national conference, at the University ...
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Experience of EMA: Sophie Harrington Role: Student, BA English Literature   Previous experience of electronic management ...
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Experience of EMA: Dr Nicola Abram Role: Lecturer in Literatures in English   Previous experience of ...
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Catherine Foley Catherine Foley is a lecturer in Primary Maths Education in the Institute of ...
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Emma Mayhew welcomes attendees at the EMA symposium

Dr Madeleine Davies and Dr Emma Mayhew On Tuesday 22nd May 2018, over 150 colleagues from across the university ...
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Bowls of coloured sweets displayed to replicate the EMA logo

Today the EMA Symposium (#REMA18) took place at the University of Reading, generating a lot ...
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Emily Parsons Emily Parsons is a Senior Programme Administrator within the School of Agriculture, Policy and ...
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Experiences of EMA: Stephanie Sharp Role: Lecturer BA Ed (QTS) with English Specialism   Previous experience ...
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A poster for the EMA symposium

Today we are pleased to present the official programme for the EMA Symposium (#REMA18), which ...
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Dr Bolanle Adebola Today we present a new EMA case study by Dr Bolanle Adebola. Dr ...
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A poster for the EMA symposium

We are delighted to announce that the EMA programme is hosting a one-day EMA Symposium on online ...
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Thursday 26th April, The EMA programme will be hosting an EMA Online Submission and Marking Introduction session, ...
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Professor Andrew Wade Today we present a new EMA case study by Professor Andrew Wade ...
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Pilar Gray Carlos Pilar Gray-Carlos is a Lecturer and Institution Wide Language Programme Coordinator for ...
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Dr Geoff Taggart Dr Geoff Taggart is a lecturer in the Institute of Education and Programme ...
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EMA programme

One year ago the Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA) Programme secured full agreement to proceed ...
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Rob Playfair On the pre-sessional English (PSE) course, in the summer of 2017, the course ...
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Attendees at the EMA symposium

The eSubmission, Feedback and Grading (eSFG) Work Stream ran a briefing today for all Teaching ...
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Dr Madeleine Davies This Case Study outlines the use of Learning Journals and online marking ...
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Emma Mayhew (Academic Director, EMA) and Maria Papaefthimiou (Senior TEL Advisor) headed north this week ...
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Colleagues from the core systems work stream.

After 7 months of preparation, development and testing, the Core Systems workstream celebrated the go-live ...
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Jonathan Smith is the School Director for Technology Enhanced Learning in ISLI. He is also ...
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Professor Will Hughes Professor Will Hughes has extensively used rubric grids within Grademark across of ...
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Attendess at the spring breakfast briefing.

The Core Systems Work Stream held a fourth breakfast briefing for all Programme Administrative colleagues ...
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A diagram displaying the assignment life-cycle in the style of the EMA logo

Kat Lee, lead for the Core Systems Work Stream, and Emma Mayhew attended the Autumn ...
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Yara El Gowhary, Sarah Craig and AJck Lambert-Taylor in the Harris garden

Over the past three months the EMA programme has recruited three Graduate Partners, joining the ...
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