In recent months Academ have been working with Liverpool Boys secondary schools to provide skills based learning with Review. Assessment of students is tracked against five skills based outcomes. Communication and Collaboration, Attitudes and Values, Practical and Professional, Research and Critical thinking and lastly Innovation and Creativity.
We call it CAPRI!
After trying several commercially available tools the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business Digital Learning team approached Academ in late 2016 to discuss the development of a Peer Rating feature in REVIEW. Staff at the UNSW Business School had identified the need to incorporate peer rating and student-to-student feedback systemically into group work. The […]
Why do you need an effective workload management strategy? It’s no secret that setting up effective workload management is not a simple task. But when it comes to implementing a management solution within a university, that said task becomes even more complicated. The big deal with universities is that they are institutions that gather many […]
Student self-assessment occurs when learners (students) assess their own performance and is primarily used to help students develop specific learning skills that they will need for professional competence. This process may assist in making students more aware of and more responsible for their own learning process. Skilled self-assessment can be as reliable as other forms […]
Throughout the history of our development process at Academ we have worked alongside leading Australian universities. Gathering feedback from academic staff and student users of the REVIEW assessment application. For those reading this who are unfamiliar with REVIEW. In short REVIEW is a web-based Assurance of Learning (AoL) solution that allows universities to automate the […]
A well defined Academic Workload Allocation Model (AWAM) seems for most universities to be the driving force behind fostering a healthy, collegial work environment. However for the vast majority of academic organisations the process of refining their AWAM is complex, time consuming and costly. Traditionally, cumbersome Excel spreadsheets have been the go-to tool for organisations […]
The success of many educational organisations is highly dependant on three things: people, planning and process. In both universities and schools alike, people and plans are essential to providing the best possible learning experiences for students. Clear definition of a student’s learning pathway from the beginning of their program through to their final grades speaks volumes […]
Why do you need an AACSB Accreditation? Business Schools have always been competitive, but more so than ever, there is a need for institutions to advertise exceptional educational programs. Enrolling in a business degree is a major investment for all students. Not only in terms of costs, but the hours and the workload are a […]
Here at Academ, we understand the importance of the Assurance of Learning (AoL). By systematically collecting and reviewing the use of information about educational programs, it aims to improve student learning and development. This is done through the process of defining goals and outcomes, compiling detailed curricula, setting measurements of student achievement and analysing the […]