All posts by Mathew Hillier

Mathew has been engaged by Macquarie University as an e-Assessment Academic in residence and is available to answer questions by MQ staff. Mathew specialises in Digital Assessment (e-Assessment) in Higher Education. Has held positions as an advisor and academic developer at University of New South Wales, University of Queensland, Monash University and University of Adelaide. He has also held academic teaching roles in areas such as business information systems, multimedia arts and engineering project management. Mathew recently led a half million dollar Federal government funded grant on e-Exams across ten university partners and is co-chair of the international 'Transforming Assessment' webinar series as the e-Assessment special interest group under the Australasian society for computers in learning in tertiary education. He is an honorary academic University of Queensland, Monash University and an adjunct academic at University of Tasmania.

Assessment policy brief: timely provision of criteria and feedback

Early provision of assessment criteria and timely feedback helps student learning.

/ 15 June, 2021
2 hour limit

Assessment policy brief: examinations limited to two hours

Guidance on complying with this policy change.

/ 31 May, 2021

Assessment policy brief: changes to group assessment weighting in a unit

Policy changes include a shift from applying weighting limits on group marking from the task level to the unit level

/ 19 May, 2021

Examiners: Submitting an ‘online exam’ to exams office

What examiners need to do in order to submit an 'online exam' to exams office.

/ 17 May, 2021
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Online exam cheating or just confusion?

Academic integrity is complex, doubly so for online exams. Being clear to students about the exam rules will help everyone.

/ 17 May, 2021

Examiners: Submitting on-campus exam files

Examiners: finalise and submit in-person on-campus final exam files to the exams office for the session 1 2021 exam period.

/ 3 May, 2021

Online exams in iLearn: Pick the best tool for the job

A matrix of exam types and best fit iLearn (Moodle) tool for the job.

/ 29 April, 2021

Draft exam timetable released for S1 2021- check it and start building!

The session 1 2021 draft examination timetable has been released on the web.

/ 26 April, 2021

Changes to the Assessment Policy are coming 1 July 2021

A new and shiny assessment policy is set to launch on 1 July 2021. A number of policies have been merged to a new assessment policy and accompanying procedures. The new policy will apply to assessments offered in Session 2...

/ 26 April, 2021