EUA offered a webinar on Thursday, 21 April, 14.00-15.00 CEST, to present the outcomes from the 2021 Thematic Peer Group (TPG) on Curriculum and Assessment. This TPG took place in the framework of the DIGI HE project, and focused on how to embed digitally enhanced learning and teaching (DELT) into curriculum and assessment. In its final report, the TPG also proposed a set of recommendations to higher education institutions.

The recent and rapid adoption of DELT was a new (and uncertain) approach for many staff and students. Many institutions have since returned to a face-to-face or blended learning approach in their teaching. But what have higher education institutions learned from the online experience? What challenges regarding curricula and assessment are still to be faced in the ‘new normal’ ahead, and which are common across digital and face-to-face teaching? The TPG on Curriculum and Assessment addressed this theme through five key areas. These are: institutional strategies to embed DELT into curricula; supporting and empowering teachers in experimenting and innovating in digital education; embedding assessment as an integral part of curricula; developing assessment literacy for students and teachers; and an overarching area that underpins the others – reaching equity of opportunity across the board for both students and staff.

Speakers and Presentations

  • Stephen Rutherford, Institutional Academic Lead for Professional Development in learning and teaching, Cardiff University, United Kingdom, and chair of the TPG Curriculum and assessment
  • Manuel Joao Costa, Pro-Rector for Pedagogical Innovation and Student Affairs, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Jale Günbak Hatıl, Ph.D. candidate, Boğaziçi University and Learning Experience Designer, Koç University, Turkey

Moderated by Thérèse Zhang, Deputy Director, Higher education policy unit, EUA

Watch the recording:

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