Beyond Alternative: Assessment as the Forgotten Piece in Online Learning


The PSA's Teaching and Learning Network are pleased to announce their second series of webinars on 'Teaching Politics and IR Online: Design Matters', this time in conjunction with our colleagues at the British International Studies Association (BISA).

Tuesday 14 July, 3-4pm, led by Simon Lightfoot (University of Leeds) & Simon Rofe (SOAS)

Prof Simon Lightfoot (Leeds) and Dr J Simon Rofe (SOAS) will speak to the value of building Online Learning Communities (OLC’s) as a means of providing quality learning experiences and assessments for students, prior to and through COVID. The robustness of OLC's allow for learning outcomes to continue to be met and levels of engagement to be enhanced. The session will particularly emphasise consideration of links between online learning and assessments - attempting to marry up the affordances of OLCs with the opportunities of 'alternative' forms of assessments. In doing so we argue that what was once labelled 'alternative' will be centred in HE in the next decade.


Please ensure you register prior to the event. The webinar will be hosted via Zoom and joining instructions will be sent to participants the morning of the event. 

Note this particular webinar will be hosted by BISA. If you have any issues on the day please contact