EduHack Day on Authentic Assessment at Coventry University

On the 6th of June 2019, the Disruptive Media Learning Lab and Coventry University’s Faculty of Business & Law hosted the first EduHack event at Coventry University, with a focus on creating more authentic ways of assessing students’ learning.

Throughout the day, participants had the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary groups and prototyped solutions to that overall challenge by following a structured approach based on the principles of design thinking while drawing on information, resources and opportunities identified over the previous weeks.

The day started with an overview of authentic assessment, an introdution to design thinking and a few videos on online resources and facilities that can enable this type of assessment activities: Business Simulations, Trading Floor, DigiCom Lab, Moot Room, Wikipedia and web publishing. After that, participants splitted into groups to focus on their preferred approach and went to relevant venues to generate project ideas and design prototypes.

At the end of the day, all participants reconvened at DMLL again to present shorlisted project ideas and associated prototypes. These outcomes will be presented again at the CU Teaching and Learning Conference on the 25th of June 2019 at 3.50 pm.

Further details on the day are available at, including some pictures of the day.

In 2019/20 a series of CPD activities and a university-wide hackathon will take place at Coventry University.