How Covid-19 changed assessment: Podcast (13 min) + Explainer Video (2 min)

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In this podcast, Prof. Judy Hardy, Dean of Teaching and Learning in the College of Science and Engineering and Dr. Neil Lent Lecturer in Learning and Teaching at the Institute for Academic Development, explain the changes that staff have made to assessment as a result of Covid-19 and discuss the merits of these changes for the student experience. For a brief Explainer on the changes to assessment watch our short video below the Podcast. You can also learn more about assessment and feedback in hybrid teaching and learning on the blog and at the Edinburgh Hybrid Teaching Exchange.


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Judy Hardy

Judy is Professor of Physics Education and Dean of Teaching and Learning in the College of Science and Engineering. Judy leads the Physics Education research group at the University of Edinburgh.  Her research interests are in developing and evaluating evidence-based educational strategies that improve student learning in physics and related disciplines. She is particularly interested in the student experience of learning, teaching, assessment and feedback and in the ways that this can inform educational development.

Neil Lent

Dr Neil Lent is a lecturer in University Learning and Teaching at the Institute for Academic Development. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His remit in the IAD is enhancing assessment and feedback practices within the University of Edinburgh. He has interests in the enhancement of learning and teaching, employability, and understanding and evaluating cultural change in higher education.


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Joseph Arton

Dr. Joe Arton is an Academic Developer at the Institute for Academic Development at the University of Edinburgh, he is the co-editor and producer of the Teaching Matters blog and podcast and curates The Edinburgh Hybrid Teaching Exchange, the University of Edinburgh’s internal site for Hybrid Teaching and Learning resources and best practice.

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