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About the webinar

Date: 13th April 2017, 12:00 (noon) - 12.50 GMT (London Time)
Online Zoom Meeting Space.
Presenter(s): Patrick Viney, Senior Learning Technology Advisor, Northumbria University.
Topic: Dissertation Management

The webinar will discuss how Northumbria University has successfully implemented PebblePad to manage its dissertation process. Each year, over 800 students undertake the Newcastle Business School dissertation module supported by over 100 academic staff. Logistical issues in managing such large numbers are significant and up until 2015 a paper-based system was used to manage the process, which presented the following challenges:

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  • Matching students to tutors who are knowledgeable in the specific area of the research and also the proposed methodology

  • Managing ethical approval proposals

  • Having a management overview of student progress during the dissertation

Patrick will talk about how the implementation of structured Workbooks has simplified the process for students and how reporting in PebblePad's assessment space (ATLAS) has provided a management overview of progress. The presentation will also include feedback from supervisors and tutors on the added value PebblePad has provided to this important process.

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