3 March, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Presenter: Simon McCallum, (32Stylus, New Zealand, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway).

In this presentation, Dr McCallum will discuss the various approaches he has taken over 20 years to the challenge of engaging students. Drawing on his research in Game Development and player-focused approaches to creating experiences, he discusses agency, competence, and relatedness as psychological motivators and how assessment can support engagement. How the narrative description of assessment is as important as the mathematical correctness. Topics covered will include: confidence-based assessment, student selected rubric weighting, peer assessment, multichoice systems, online exams, and digital supported assessment.

Register for the session:
http://taw.fi/2jun2021

Posted 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.