An update on the King’s Assessment and Feedback project

As the College-wide Assessment and Feedback pilot project moves into its second Session, the team is engaged in several streams of activity:

  • Taking the opportunity to review the work done in the last Session, with 8 programmes of study across 5 Schools and Institutes, and planning a second phase of development and collaboration with programme teams.
  • Engaging with additional programmes, taking the total number of programmes to 13, with a total of 3922 of enrolled students across 7 Faculties, Institutes and Schools.
  • Working with programme leaders on producing a graphical assessment landscape, describing the relationship between assessment and feedback activities.
  • Creating graphical distributions of assessment types across a programme, to illustrate and explore the rationale behind its design.
  • Building a bank of case studies, which demonstrate the innovative and effective assessment and feedback activity currently in place across King’s. Throughout, these refer to recommended practices arising from empirical work on the topic.
  • Building a practical toolkit for staff and students at King’s, including guides to assessment for the busy academic and student, templates for mapping assessment relationships across academic programmes and practical tips for enhancing assessment and feedback design.

I have been with the project for two months, and remain indebted to the generosity of my predecessor, Dr. Julie Moote, in dealing with my footling questions as they arise. I have also been delighted by the spirit of collaboration and engagement of busy colleagues around the institution, as we pursue this shared endeavour. I look forward to pursuing the next stage of this work, and providing some tangible benefits to partner programmes, as well as to the wider King’s community.

Bryan Taylor
Research Assistant
College-Wide Assessment and Feedback Project
Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning

And the winner is… a patient?

We have been nominated for a Nursing Times Award 2013, in the category of ‘Patient Safety Improvement’.

The inter professional and cross – School  team that worked together in the  ‘Keeping patients safe’ project is one of ten teams nominated for this category. (

Something about the project:

It has been identified that medication safety requires an interdisciplinary approach (DH, 2004/2006). The intention of each of the interactive resources produced and used during this project was to illustrate real cases. Cases where different medical professionals have participated in the care of a patient and how communication issues might have lead to medication errors.

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