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Enhancing Feedback and Assessment Processes through the use of Technology.

FASTECH is a JISC funded project based at Bath Spa University and the University of Winchester. It is about transformation - of assessment processes on programmes of study, and of how institutions and systems frame student learning. 

We'll tell you about the nature of our research on multiple programmes within different disciplines; how, why and what technologies have been used – and to what effect. From these stories, you'll be able to see what we and our students are learning, what can be done to make improvements, and how FASTECH is contributing to changing assessment policy and practice.


  • Reflections on Working with Student Fellows
    Reflections on Working with Student Fellows Amy Barlow – Technology Enhanced Learning Research Fellow (Institutional Lead) University of Winchester                                                                                              Student Fellows: Savannah King, Sarah Corrigan and Markus Rwabyomere with FASTECH project officer Amy Barlow   The Student Fellow scheme, at Winchester University, has come a long way since its…
    Written on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 12:40
  • Student Fellows: What can we say about impact and inclusion?
    Camille, from Fastech at Winchester, reflects on the student fellows’ successes over the past 18 months. She is now planning the institutional roll-out of 60 student fellows at Winchester next year, in partnership with Winchester Students Union.   One of the things we want to make sure our programme does,…
    Written on Friday, 12 July 2013 10:49
  • The move from written to audio feedback...
    The move from written to audio feedback …..  Amy Barlow – Research Fellow in Technology Enhanced Learning/ Fastech Research Officer  As an advocator of audio feedback and electronic marking I spend a lot of my job encouraging teaching staff to replace pen for microphone, post for email and to just…
    Written on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 13:00
  • Time Flies When You're Having Fun
    Time Flies When You’re Having Fun It’s difficult to believe that we’re coming to the end of our second year on the FASTECH project. So much has happened – our Student Voices event at Bath Spa University, collecting data from staff and students, supporting technological developments, developing assets, and most…
    Written on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:48
  • Students as Partners
    Any educator, be it army trainer, tennis coach, skydive instructor, primary school teacher or university lecturer will keep this Chinese proverb in their psyche whilst they strive to develop the minds of people from all walks of life -  Tell me – I’ll forget. Show me – I’ll remember. Involve…
    Written on Friday, 08 February 2013 15:39
  • Evaluation challenges
    The FASTECH team have been wrestling with the complex business of evaluation over the last few weeks. There are a couple of key issues churning around my head about it. We had our bi-annual steering group meeting two weeks ago, and Graham Gibbs raised the issue of how we differentiate between a…
    Written on Tuesday, 04 December 2012 04:36
  • JISC Change Agents Day
    I had a brilliant weekend representing FASTECH at the Change Agents event in Greenwich. In addition to the overwhelming amount of free food, it was really interesting to meet and work with students representing different projects, from institutions around the country, all working to develop and enhance students' learning experiences.…
    Written on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 04:21
  • #FASTECHUK Collaboration Tools & Social Media
    Dr Bex Lewis (University of Winchester) & Neil Glen (Bath Spa University) presented within the theme of Collaboration Tools & Social Media: Dr Bex Lewis: Collaborative Learning with Manipulating Media View more PowerPoint from FASTECH Project Neil Glen - Feedback Forms View more presentations from FASTECH Project
    Written on Friday, 02 November 2012 00:00
  • FASTECH Survey
    64 lecturers from the 15 FASTECH teams at Bath Spa and Winchester responded to a survey about using technology for assessment and feedback. We asked them questions about how and why they use digital tools, what tools they like and hate using, what they are keen to explore further, and…
    Written on Thursday, 16 August 2012 00:00
  • FASTECH Development Day
    50 participants attended the FASTECH development day. Here are the presentations: Programme, Research Data from Real Students, 1: Blogging & Online Marking, 2: Collaboration Tools & Social Media, 3: Audio Feedback, Overview of Digital Tools for Education, Working with WordPress: Assessment Blogging A Storify of Tweets, photos and links was…
    Written on Monday, 02 July 2012 00:00