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Designing and Using Smart Rubrics

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Presenter(s)
Michael Shulver (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Session Information
October 15, 2015 - 11:15am
Track: 
Faculty and Professional Development & Support
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Practical Application
Institutional Level: 
Universities and Four Year Institutions
Audience Level: 
All
Session Type: 
Discovery Session
Location: 
Atlantic Hall
Section: 
B
Position: 
1
Session Duration: 
45 Minutes
Session: 
Discovery Session 2
Abstract

This presentation will share experiences of designing and using "smart" rubrics within database applications.

Extended Abstract

OLC Fall 2015
Category
TechnoFaculty and Professional Development & Support
Presentation Title
Designing and Using Smart Rubrics
Paper Abstract (10-25 words)

This presentation will share experiences of designing and using "smart" rubrics within database applications.

Extended Abstract (100-1,000 words)

In large scale online programmes the requirement to give meaningful feedback alongside consistent and fair assessment can be overwhelming.
Faculty must deal with the sheer volume of assessment, and then within the assessment process there are many problems arising from the very nature of assessment; for example having to contend with the multi-modal nature of assessment activity. There is a need to switch amongst: reading, note-taking, judging, categorising and commenting. Furthermore, faculty have to do so consistently and quickly.
The result is that faculty often procrastinate, may not attend appropriately to students' work resulting in feedback and grades that are inconsistent, and which invite challenge from students and oversight bodies. The latter absorb faculty time in re-work, and often result in grade inflation.
This presentation will present a solution to the problems of assessment in the form of a simple process and the use of readily available consumer level database applications such as Microsoft Access and Filemaker Pro.
The solution has been used very successfully by the author and saves many weeks of time every year. In return for the investment of a small amount of time in constructing the system, the benefits are potentially enormous.
Presenters

Michael Shulver, Ph.D., Director: Distance Learning: MBA, and MSc International Business University of Birmingham, UK
+44 (0)121 414 8569
M.J.Shulver@bham.ac.uk

Michael Shulver is a Senior Lecturer in the Procurement and Operations Management Department at Birmingham Business School where he is the Director of the Distance Learning MBA and MSc Management Programmes. Michael's teaching portfolio covers Operations Management, Service Management, Performance Management andÊservice sector Innovation / Design Management. Michael has delivered lectures and workshops in these fields at Executive, MBA and Undergraduate levels at Birmingham Business School, Warwick Business School and has taught as a visitingÊlecturer for Stockholm School of Economics, Vlerick Gent Management School, Templeton College, Oxford, The Danish Technology University and the UBS Business University. Michael is an innovator in games and simulations for managementÊeducation and research, and in pedagogy as it relates to operations management teaching. Michael is also an author of: "Service Operations Management" Johnston, Clark and Shulver which is the leading European textbook on the subject."

Lead Presenter

Michael Shulver is a Senior Lecturer in the Procurement and Operations Management Department at Birmingham Business School where he is the Director of the Distance Learning MBA and MSc International Business Programmes. Michael has an astrophysics degree from the University of London, and MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Warwick. Before his time in academia Michael was an aircraft engineer and actively retains his Chartered Engineer status. Michael also took a two year sabbatical as a consultant in performance management in 2005/6. In this role Michael worked with the UN, Syngenta, and BP. Michael’s teaching portfolio covers Operations Management, Service Management, Performance Management and service sector Innovation / Design Management. Michael has delivered lectures and workshops in these fields at Executive, MBA and Undergraduate levels at Birmingham Business School, Warwick Business School and has taught as a visiting lecturer for Stockholm School of Economics, Vlerick Gent Management School, Templeton College, Oxford, The Danish Technology University and the UBS Business University. Michael is an innovator in games and simulations for management education and research, and in pedagogy as it relates to operations management teaching. Michael is also an author of: Service Operations Management which is the leading European textbook on the subject.

Notes: 

The presentation slides are all very well, but do not really tell the story. They were made to underpin a screencast on my rubric system. If you cannot make it to the discovery session for a demo, please have a look at my video here: https://player.vimeo.com/video/122956574