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  • Improving Work Based Assessment: Addressing grade inflation numerically or pedagogically? 

    Robbins J, Firth A and Evans M (2018) Improving Work Based Assessment: Addressing grade inflation numerically or pedagogically? Practitioner Research in Higher Education. Accepted for publication.
    Work based assessment (WBA) is a common but contentious practice increasingly used to grade university students on professional degrees. A key issue in WBA is the potentially low assessment literacy of the assessors, which ...
  • Designing a Faculty-wide PebblePad Strategy for Future Readiness 

    Robbins J (2016) Designing a Faculty-wide PebblePad Strategy for Future Readiness. In: Poot A (Ed.) Future Ready: Equipping learners for the journey ahead. A collection of case studies from PebbleBash 2016. Telford, UK: Pebble Learning Ltd. 86-93.
  • Freeing the hoop jumpers: Eportfolio assessment to raise learner engagement on PgCert HE programmes 

    Robbins J and Dermo JMS (2016) Freeing the hoop jumpers: Eportfolio assessment to raise learner engagement on PgCert HE programmes. Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal. 1(1)
    The idea of professional development has gradually become an accepted and established part of teaching in higher education (Dearing, 1997; DfES, 2003; Browne, 2010). It is now the norm for new university teaching staff in ...
  • Assessing understanding of complex learning outcomes and real-world skills using an authentic software tool: a study from biomedical sciences 

    Dermo JMS and Boyne J (2014) Assessing understanding of complex learning outcomes and real-world skills using an authentic software tool: a study from biomedical sciences. Practitioner Research in Higher Education Journal. 8(1): 101-112.
    We describe a study conducted during 2009-12 into innovative assessment practice, evaluating an assessed coursework task on a final year Medical Genetics module for Biomedical Science undergraduates. An authentic e-assessment ...

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