May UNFED meeting

Hosted by the Engineering Faculty

May UNFED meeting


John Paul Posada, Educational Technologist

Online peer-assessment in Moodle - This presentation looks at recent enhancements to the Moodle Workshop activity, and reports on the outcomes of peer-assessment activities in Engineering.

Lauren Kark, Lecturer in the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering

In this session, Lauren will talk about her experiences with technology and teaching, ranging from in-class apps to the creation of online content. The presentation will largely be driven by the audience, delivered in “choose your own adventure” style. Please bring along your device (phone/tablet/laptop) to ensure that you have a say in what is discussed!

See below for more information and presenter bios.

Faculty Educational Developers and others interested in educational development - please come along and share your ideas.

No registration required, BYO lunch. Hope to see you there!

This meeting will be held from 11.30am to 1.00pm.



John Paul Posada is an Educational Technologist helping implement innovative blended-learning solutions in the Faculty of Engineering. Over the past few years he has been an integral part of a team dedicated to promoting and enhancing various education technologies including, but not limited to Group/Team skills development, Enhanced collaboration tools, Moodle LMS plugins and Video for education productions.

The Moodle peer assessment activity, Workshop (UNSW) has been enhanced to meet criteria and needs set by the Faculty of Engineering. These enhancements include:

  • Use of exemplars to calibrate students as markers
  • Calibration scores used to give weighting to scores given to peers
  • Team based peer marking
  • Peer marking allocation via CSV uploads
  • Calibration mark release based on peer review completions
  • Automatic highlighting of potentially unfair peer assessments
  • Student flagging assessments as needing review by instructors
  • Transparent score calculations

John Paul will be reviewing these features in detail and reporting on the largest case study to date with over 1,000 students participating in 3 different Workshop (UNSW) activities in ENGG1000 (S1, 2015).



Lauren Kark is a lecturer in the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering. She teaches a range of subjects, primarily in the area of biomechanics. Lauren coordinates and lectures three courses, one undergraduate and two postgraduate, and lectures into a further two subjects, both postgraduate.


Of the courses Lauren lectures, only one is taught to students outside the Faculty of Engineering, BIOM2451 Biomechanics for Sports Scientists. It is a core course delivered in the second year of the Bachelor of Exercise Physiology program (School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine). It is also sometimes taken by Bachelor of Science students who wish to pursue postgraduate studies in Physiotherapy, as the course serves as a prerequisite for this program. Due to the discordance between subject matter and student background, BIOM2451has been the prime motivator for adoption of new strategies and technologies.

28th May 2015, 11:30am to 11:30am

Library Room 209

Staff Only: Event open only to UNSW Staff



Belinda Allen