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International Online Conference sponsored by the REAP Project: Assessment design for learner responsibility - 29th to the 31st May 2007

Welcome address by Dr David Nicol (REAP Director)

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Conference Information

The conference is part of the Re-engineering Assessment Practices (REAP) project, a £1m initiative funded by the Scottish Funding Council under its e-Learning Transformation initiative. REAP is a collaboration across the University of Strathclyde, University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University. REAP is evaluating the impact of new assessment practices supported by technology at course, faculty and institutional level.

Conference themes: Focusing on assessment FOR learning in tertiary education the conference has three themes to be addressed through keynotes, case studies and structured discussions.

  1. Assessment and the first year experience
  2. Great designs for assessment
  3. Institutional strategies (designs) for assessment

Keynote speakers include:

David Nicol, Director of REAP, University of Strathclyde, UK.

Mantz Yorke, Visiting Professor in the Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University, UK

David Boud, Professor of Adult Education and Dean of the University Graduate School at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Trudy Banta, Professor of Higher Education and Vice Chancellor of Planning and Institutional Improvement at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA.

You can view full keynote profiles here


To view the complete list of facilitators check out the Facilitator profiles


Key dates
  • Registration: 10-18* May 2007
  • On-line pre-view of case studies: 24-29 May 2007
  • International Online Conference: 29-31 May 2007
  • Publications from the Online Conference: provisional date August 2007

*With 600 registrations from 46 countries we have taken the decision to close registration early. We will be archiving the conference site and making it publicly available shortly after the 31st May. For those of you who were not able to register in time please join our mailing list so that we can keep you informed about the conference site and any re-opening of registration.