The Impact of Learners’ Peer Reviewing on Lecturers’ Assessment Marking Time

The Impact of Learners’ Peer Reviewing on Lecturers’ Assessment Marking Time

By Adam Peters

Marking across vocational courses in Further Education (FE) is a substantial contributor to lecturer workload. With lecturers potentially marking hundreds of assignments per academic year, any strategy to reduce marking time could contribute towards the development of internal policy to manage workload and improve marking/grading processes. One process widely cited as positively impacting marking time is peer-reviewing work …

London, ENG, GB
Factors Influencing Student Retention in Further Education

Factors Influencing Student Retention in Further Education

By Karen Fell

Today’s tertiary education sector is, more than ever, challenged by funding constraints. In further education (FE), sustaining student numbers and retention of students are critical to the survival of institutions and high on the agenda for leaders. This study, conducted in a south Lincolnshire college during the 2015-16 academic year, was devised in recognition of this phenomenon. A case study was …

Stamford, ENG, GB