I meet the Computer Scientists
The Department of Computer Science's Teaching Committee gave up 10 minutes of their precious time in the cause of computer-aided asssessment (CAA) this afternoon. I came to their meeting with gratitude for their support (including a generous donation to the Project budget) and left with two tangible contributions to my wish list:
- Access to their postgraduate students (I plan to hire a small team — 2 or 3 from within the Science Faculty — to learn to use the CAA software, to help create the assessments, and to train others to do so).
- The possibility of going live with formative CAA on one of the Department's first-year modules — real students doing tests and getting feedback online the autumn.
My next encounter will be with the Department of Statistics.