Dr Denise Whitelock currently directs the OU's Computer Assisted Formative Assessment project (CAFA) which has three strands: (a) building a suite of tools for collaborative assessment; (b) working with different Faculties to create and evaluate different types of formative assessments; (c) investigating how the introduction of a Virtual Learning Environment
(Moodle) is affecting the development of formative assessments in the Open University. All these e-assessment projects demonstrate the synergy between research and practical application within the Open University.
She has also led the eMentor project, which built and tested a tutor mentoring tool for the marking of tutors' comments on electronically submitted assignments. This project received an OU Teaching Award.
Denise is a member of the Educational Dialogue Research Unit (EDRU) Research Group and JISC Education Experts Group. In November 2007 she was elected to the Governing Council of the Society for Research into Higher Education.
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Review feedback is being sent to authors today.
16 May 2008: Final paper submission.
20 June 2008: Presentation file/demo submission.
The programme will be announced shortly.
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