Review is helping schools and universities across Australia revolutionise their marking criteria. Review refocuses the marking criteria, changing the way students engage with their assessments. As a result, students gain a greater understanding of their personal development. This is done by tracking five core skills in Review; Communication, Attitudes, Practical, Research and Innovation with every […]
Project Based Learning is a new teaching method which focuses on the skills and attributes of students in schools, rather than their ability to memorise and recite information. Moving away from an exam based assessment module to an engaging and student-focused projects module. But implementing project based learning in primary and secondary education is not […]
Do you need an experienced Moodle development team to complete any customisations and your educational institution? Recently Academ made the business decision to support moodle development and customisation. Building upon our experience with custom development for universities and schools across Australia, such as the University of Technology Sydney, the University of New South Wales, and […]
Academ has included Accessibility updates in the latest Review. Focusing on readability, keyboard commands, and colour fixes.
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!
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 […]
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 […]