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Role of External Examiners and using Kahoot to support formative assessment and gamifying learning

In today’s Quality Café, we will explore the External Examination system at MDX. As a bonus, we will explore how a free online tool, Kahoot! can be used to promote student engagement, support formative assessment and to some extent, gamify learning.

External Examiners (EEs) are appointed for all subjects and programmes at Middlesex to provide independent adjudication on quality and standards of academic provision and on associated procedures. We will learn about the functions of EEs, the reports that they produce and how we utilise and report back on their feedback.

Kahoot! is an online tool to administer quizzes, discussions or surveys. It is a free game-based classroom response system played by the whole class in real time. Multiple-choice questions are projected on the screen. Students answer the questions with their smartphone, tablet or computer.

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