Forum Discussion – Are rubrics really a good thing?

October 30th, 2015

Another good forum thread live on forums is “Are rubrics really a good thing? Upcoming webinar” started by Tim Hunt discussing views by different Moodle community members about using the rubrics.

The webinar by Emeritus Professor Sue Bloxham (University of Cumbria, UK) is scheduled on 4 November 2015 07:00 AM to 08:00 AM UTC.

The session will explore the use of assessment criteria by experienced markers. Sue will draw on a recent study which identified five factors in the use of criteria that contribute to marking inconsistency. The implications for fairness, standards and guidance to students will be discussed. Discussion will also take place on alternatives and enhancements to assessment criteria as typically used in higher education.

Tim Hunt also shared the presentation given by Joshua Bragg during the last MoodleMoot US 2015 which you can watch below or check out this direct link. Another presentation shared by Tim in the forum thread is “Computer marked assessment: Friend of foe?” keynote by Sally Jordan in 2014 which you can watch by clicking this link.

You can also participate in the forum thread here.

How you think about using Rubrics in your Moodle course? How you would like to assess your students? Do let us know in the comments below.