News: Learning Systems & Innovation
The integration of generative AI (gen-AI) in higher education is rapidly transforming the way we teach and learn. AI-powered tools, such as ChatGPT, offer immense potential to enable efficiencies and enhancements to the way we design and develop courses and programs, ultimately, improving the learner experience.
Cadmus AI Webinar: Leading Higher Education Academics' Responses to AI in Assessment
Monday 20th February Cadmus Training Workshop: Assessment Design Setup
Wednesday 22nd February Cadmus Training Workshop: Class Management, Analytics & Marking Workshop
Cadmus is an intuitive online assessment and exam solution, available to all educators at the University of Adelaide.
Cadmus is an assessment for learning platform, founded at the University of Melbourne and used by over 50% of the Go8, including the University of Adelaide. Cadmus supports academics with challenges such as high teacher workload, academic integrity, student experience, and student success.
Managing course complexity via MyUni
Cadmus is an online assessment for learning platform used at the University of Adelaide which facilitates the end-to-end assessment workflow for teachers and students. Cadmus can be used for written formative and summative tasks as well as assessments, timed exams, and exam alternatives.
As we continue our transition out of the Emergency Remote Teaching mode that has defined Higher Education over the past few years, we look for ways to maintain quality while creating sustainability for the long term. In the Learning, Enhancement and Innovation design and development team supporting PACE (Professional and Continuing Education), we work with subject matter experts on a daily basis, assisting them to produce high-quality videos that are sustainable over many iterations of micro-credentials and short courses.
Integrating video assignments into learning can increase students’ engagement. It introduces a new type of assessment that enhances students’ creativity and digital capabilities. Videos also help turning assignments into reflective practice, improving the way students think when transforming the knowledge into audio-visual materials.
Quite often university courses are comprised of lectures and tutorials. To determine if course learning outcomes have been achieved, assessment may include quizzes, a mid-semester test and a final exam. The number of quizzes and tasks weighting may vary but what stays the same is the fact that all course assessments are summative - they count toward the final grade and are supposed to provide academics with an overview of a student’s overall learning/ achievements. In this blog we will explore why sometimes, despite our best intentions, such an assessment design can lead to a number of academic integrity issues.