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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.

Examiners: on-campus exams are due today (3 May 2021)

Examiners: the in-person on-campus final exam files are due today (3 May 2021) for the session 1 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

Staff: Please check the pre-release exam timetable

A pre-release draft version of the Session 1 exam timetable (including OUA examinable units) is available for viewing by faculty staff using a read-only link that can be found in the exams office wiki page. Please check the pre-release exam...

/ 15 April, 2021

What is the process for Session 1 2021 exams?

The timeline for the preparation and submission of final exams for session 1 2021 has now been finalised. This applies to both on-campus and online examinations. Exam preparation timeline (s1 2021) The exams season in session 1 2021 will run...

/ 30 March, 2021

A new process to prepare exams

Changes for the November 2020 exam period aim to improve the quality of exams and the student experience.

/ 23 September, 2020

Returning to campus: small group classes with an online option

In Session 2, 2020 we return to on campus teaching for small group classes such as tutorials and seminars, but students will have the choice of an online option for those unable to return or who choose to continue their...

/ 27 July, 2020

Digital Assessment in real and virtual worlds

A big week exploring digital assessment in transition, in STEM and in virtual worlds.

/ 29 June, 2020