A Web-based Evaluation Resource Centre

TitleA Web-based Evaluation Resource Centre
Faculty/College/UnitApplied Science
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

This project seeks funding to develop electronic resources and support tools to help faculty with practical techniques for evaluation, assignment marking, giving assignment feedback, and to help develop standardized practice, increase consistency, and better support students. The resources developed will help faculty select appropriate techniques, facilitate the marking, grading and administering of feedback for a variety of student assignments (both electronic and otherwise). Faculty will be able to access these resources via their desktop computers and a secure Web interface, and undertake the following activities:

  • Access a Web-based Student Evaluation Resource Centre
    • Explore a range of evaluation techniques and communicate with other faculty using them
    • Select from a variety of pre-formatted grading templates
    • Create and upload their own personalized assignment templates
    • Access standardized student feedback sheets and preformatted exemplars
    • Access to best practice white papers
    • Access tools to help faculty facilitate blind marking practices
  • Access an Online Evaluation Builder Application (Evaluation Wizard)
    • to facilitate the process and promote ease of grading, recording, and comparison of grading between instructors and/or years of courses etc, and also to identify and guide faculty through moderation procedures (to improve consistency of marking)
    • to provide tools to set up marking schemes for new assignments and automatically generate standardized grading and feedback forms
Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2009/2010
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorBernie Garrett
Year 1: Funded Amount45,000
Year 1: Team Members

Bernie Garrett, Associate Professor, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Jan Johnson, Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth
Michelle Lamberson, Director, Office of Learning Technology
Cathryn Jackson, Lecturer, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
George Tsiknis, Senior Instructor, Computer Science, Faculty of Science
Jim Sibley, Manager, Centre for Instructional Support, Faculty of Applied Science