Senior Lecturer in Chemistry
Assessment comes in the form of practical coursework and written exams. As part of coursework, groups are created on QMPlus and students join the groups to work collaboratively on assigned tasks.
The coursework assessment stages include the creation phase in which students put together innovative ideas, for example, in the form of a video, poster or leaflet, in response to a scientific problem. The next stage involves presentations where students get an opportunity to pitch their inventions to ‘potential investors’
Students are assessed on the theoretical understanding of the subject, practical implementation of ideas as well as on their communication and presentation skills.
We use QMPlus for exam submissions, MSTeams and Zoom for presentations and Blackboard Collaborate.
Feedback is made available while students work on their presentations and post-presentations.
Can it be used face to face and/or online?
The assessment approach is ideal both online and face-to-face.
Do you use it summatively or formatively?
Assessing students is done through both summative and formative assessment. Students get to have their presentations reviewed and feedback provided before the final submission.
Integrity has not been a big issue as a larger potion of the assessment is on practical coursework.