One advantage of using Twitter for professional development is that you can discover resources that otherwise may stay hidden in the tangle of the web. On Twitter, these resources can come to you rather than you having to seek them out!

Dilly Fung @DevonDilly from University College London recently tweeted that the London School of Economics has released a new ‘Assessment toolkit’. It looks to be a very useful starting point for exploring different assessment contexts, concepts and tools. It canvasses benefits of a range of tools and can help to guide thinking about matching assessment activities to learning outcomes. Some pages are LSE specific but they are easily identified.

Twitter also pointed me to the new TEQSA publication ‘Good practice note: addressing contract cheating to safeguard academic integrity’.  The publication, authored by Tracey Bretag @TraceyBretag from UniSA, who is an internationally recognised expert in the field of academic integrity provides advice on good practice and case studies of some excellent work being done in Australian universities to counter contract cheating.

So two really useful resources brought to me by Twitter in a couple of months. If you don’t already do so, you might consider setting up a Twitter account as an easy avenue for professional development. Who you choose to follow determines what you see. You could start with me Don Houston @donjhouston.


Contributed by Dr. Don Houston
Senior Lecturer in Higher Education – CILT

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