The LEAP project aims to support the University in taking a co-ordinated, department-wide approach to transforming assessment and feedback practices, supported by technology. Ultimately, the aim is to enhance the learning experience of our students, delivering efficiencies and quality improvements.

When engaging with the project, Departments (staff and students) will be encouraged to:
  • Evaluate existing practices and consider the relationship between intended learning outcomes (ILOs), methods of delivery and methods of assessment and feedback
  • Through the application of the principle of constructive alignment, promote active and deep learning and ensure that assessment practices are valid, reliable and transparent
  • Explore and introduce appropriate and diverse delivery and assessment methods so as to provide rich learning opportunities
  • Explore the use of technology to support constructive alignment and administrative efficiencies
  • Engage and involve students in appropriate aspects of their own assessment
  • Identify and showcase good practice within and across departments.

LEAP is designed to be developmental in nature and will involve dedicated resource from staff within the LTEO, and the e-Learning Team and the Academic Staff Development Team particularly. LTEO staff will work in partnership with colleagues in Departments to constructively review current practice, provide bespoke workshops, guidance and advice. Through the adoption of an action learning approach in designing the project, colleagues will be supported in evaluating (unit and programme) changes in their context and addressing issues as they arise. Opportunities for cross departmental learning will also be incorporated into the design of the project. Finally, LEAP resources will complement the project which will provide ideas, case studies, a library of relevant research papers and practical toolkits and guidance to inform practice and explore various types of assessment (large groups, peer and self-assessment, etc).