Teaching and Learning Seminar: Assessment and Rapid feedback for oral presentations

teaching and learning

The Spot-1022 (Level 1 Theatre) Level 1 theatre in the SPOT, 198 Berkeley Street


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Erin Turner


T: 03 8344 2591

Studies suggest that oral examinations are essential for students, especially engineering graduates. Yet, academics avoid assessing and performing assessment analytics on oral presentations. They perceive that assessing and providing effective feedback that is unbiased, timely, reliable and consistent is a challenge. To address this challenge, we have designed and developed an iPad app for assessing and providing feedback for student oral presentations. In this presentation, I will talk about the app; its functionality and how the app can be used to assess student led oral presentations in the classroom.

Dr Antonette Mendoza is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. She has received a citation for 'Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning' in the 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching, a national-level recognition for her work. She is also the recipient of the 2017 University of Melbourne Edward Brown Teaching Award, 2018 CORE teaching award and three faculty and department wide teaching awards. Her work recognizes outstanding leadership and innovation in enhancing academic teaching, resulting in enriched student-learning experiences.
Antonette’s research and teaching impacts on two areas: disadvantaged socio-technical contexts and engineering education. Her research focuses on design and change behaviour methodologies in software engineering and information systems using emotional attachment pedagogies. She is currently involved in Australian Research Council (ARC) and Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) grants to develop sustainable systems for both the homeless and educational training for low carbon living. Some of her prior work includes collaborations on a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grant to design a predictive tool for depression care. Her current interests lie in the design and delivery of online programs using appropriation and emotional attachment pedagogies.

Seminar Format

The seminar will typically involve a 40-50 minute presentation with plenty of time for questions and discussion afterwards. This seminar series showcases evidence-based best practice in the areas of teaching, learning, and assessment in higher education. This seminar series showcases evidence-based best practice in the areas of teaching, learning, and assessment in higher education. Topics will range from general teaching methods that enhance critical thinking and transfer of learning, example curricula designed to improve student engagement, disciplinary specific activities for enhancing concept formation and change, and ways of measuring the impact of current and emerging teaching practices in higher education. The series provides opportunities for lecturers and researchers of the University, and from other Australian and international universities, to present exemplars of evidence-based best practice. The aim is to stimulate discussion and reflection around empirically derived methods of improving teaching and learning in higher education. Members of the University and public are welcome to attend.

Expression of Interest

If you are interested in giving a seminar, please contact Dr Rachel Searston at rachel.searston@unimelb.edu.au with your proposal