In all educational contexts fair assessment is at the very heart of the contract between the student, the instructor and the institution; it’s supposed to allow both students and instructors to evaluate student’s concurrent standing in a particular subject matter in relation to particular institutional parameters. All parties involved accordingly rightfully expect assessment to be immanently objective, transparent, and thereby comprehensive.(more…)
As would be expected teaching and learning online is different to teaching and learning in a traditional classroom setting; in particular transitioning from one to the other requires adaptation – and the exploration of very different tools and practices to achieve the best possible learning.(more…)
Clearly, Zoom (more information here) has exploded to become a leading platform for online teaching and learning as well as general online meetings in early 2020, but it is certainly not the only platform/tool available, it doesn’t offer all the functions liked and needed especially in creative studio courses, and recently it raised a series of security concerns.(more…)
When practicing painting at home, possibly without a dedicated workspace, some basic practices will improve the experience and make it safe.(more…)
As part of moving classes online during the Covid-19 emergency in spring 2020 many instructors began recording their live classes to later provide them for download for those who couldn’t attend (>asynchronous delivery), want to re-view and/or possibly also for institutional teaching evaluation/quality assurance purposes etc.
There are at least three problematic issues with the approach: Intellectual property rights (IPR), privacy rights, and inappropriate/unauthorised use of data/information.(more…)
High quality documentation of students’ creative work is essential for discussing their achievements online, to assess and/or grade the outcomes, but also for professional opportunities for students themselves.(more…)