Dienstag, 09. April 2024
09:00 - 12:30
Brig and online


When: Tuesday, April 9th, 2024

Where: Brig and online

UniDistance Suisse
Schinerstrasse 18,
3900 Brig-Glis

Registration : Mandatory registration

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  • 9:00 : Welcome
  • 9:30 - 10:30 : Conference (bimodal - on-site and online)
  • 10:20 - 10:50 : Break
  • 10:50 - 12:20 : Workshop (on-site only)
  • 12:30 : Lunch


This interactive (no pun intended) workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn more about IO assessments, including the logistical elements around IO assessments.  There will be an opportunity to experience an interactive oral assessment and reflect on what worked and what did not work.  No prior knowledge is assumed and all are welcome.


This session will provide an overview of Interactive Oral (IO) assessments.
It will explain what they are and what they are not.  It will highlight some of the benefits of Interactive Oral assessments, along with some case studies.
This session will answer some of the most frequently asked questions on IO assessment.


Dr. Monica Ward is the Dean of Teaching at Learning at Dublin City University (DCU) and was formerly the Assistant Head for Teaching Excellence in the School of Computing.

She has extensive experience in teaching, learning and assessment across a range of subjects from technical modules to transversal skills modules.  She is a pioneer in the use of Interactive Oral assessment in Higher Education and also the use of technology in education.  She advocates a co-creation and culturally-responsive approach with academics and students.  Dr. Ward is leading DCU’s response to Artificial Intelligence (AI) both in the context of academic integrity and the need for curriculum renewal.  She is a representative of DCU at Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) - Ireland’s state agency responsible for promoting the quality, integrity and reputation of Ireland’s further and higher education system.  She also represents DCU at the National Academic Integrity Network (NAIN) and the Irish Network for Gender Equality in Computing (INGENIC).

She is currently leading a QQI funded project on Interactive Oral assessment as part of their Transforming Assessment initiative  Dr. Ward is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (PFHEA) based on her sustained record of effective strategic leadership in academic practice, her proven track record of vision and transformed practice and outcomes. This places her in the top 1% of AdvanceHE Fellowships internationally.

Her research interests include the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Educational Technologies, Computer Assisted Language Learning (with a special focus on Less Commonly Taught Languages and Endangered Languages), Computer Science Education and Human Factors in Computing.

The P8 projet - Future University

This workshop is financed through the P8 Digitalskills project from Swissuniversities, held by UniDistance Suisse and the University of Lausanne.

The project Futur University: Developing the digital skills of teachers and students conducted by the University of Lausanne and UniDistance Suisse is part of the 2021-2024 programme P-8 Strengthening digital skills in education funded by swissuniversities.
Until 2024, several training programmes for the acquisition of digital skills for teaching and learning in higher education will be created, run and shared with Swiss universities and high schools.

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