CEA case study - Alex Mortby
Alex Mortby has embarked on the journey to become a Chartered Educational Assessor. After completing an online session and face to face training, Alex reflects on his experience so far.
I currently hold a number of posts which include Higher Education Development Manager at Hertford Regional College where I am responsible for the Foundation Degree in Business Management. I am also an External Examiner in Business Management for Bournemouth and Plymouth University. In addition I am an External Academic Advisor for the University of Chichester.
Through my varying roles above, I believe that the Chartered Educational Assessor certification will enable me to formalise my experience within assessment in Higher Education and for this is the reason I embarked on the course.
The Chartered Educational Assessor certification will enable me to formalise my experience within assessment in Higher Education....the tutors were excellent and provided more information and guidance on areas I was interested in such as the Construct Maps.
The on-line part of the programme prepared me for the face to face sessions. It was great to get to know the varying practitioners prior to meeting. The online support of my knowledge was great. The tutors were excellent and provided more information and guidance on areas I was interested in such as the Construct Maps. The face to face sessions enabled me to develop my ability to consolidate and explore my own experiences, and evaluate my strengths and areas of development. The programme has allowed me to share experiences with other practitioners and I have now shared this within my institution.
My particular area of assessment within Higher Education was well explored – with key exploratory examples.
The course focused on many varying practices of assessment – this was particularly interesting to me in order to understand differences from my own setting. My particular area of assessment within Higher Education was well explored – with key exploratory examples. The difference in settings of practitioners also added a strong exploratory approach.
We will be following Alex as he progresses through the next stage of the training - the completion of an assignment which involves quality assuring the assessment processes that take place in a school, college, department or place of work. Alex will act both as a facilitator of change within the institution, as well as challenging and validating the change process. He will then complete a portfolio outlining his activities.