Dr Rhys Gwynllyw

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  • Qualifications:BSc (Cymru), MSc (Oxon), PhD (Bristol)
  • Position:Associate Professor - Learning and Teaching (Mathematics).
  • Department:FET - Engineering, Design and Mathematics
  • Telephone:+4411732 83180

About me

I am an Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching at UWE since April 2018. Prior to that I was a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at UWE having started working here in January 2000. I am also an UWE Teaching and Learning Fellow and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Since 2006 I have been a lead member of the development team of the Dewis e-Assessment system. Dewis is an algorithmic e-Assessment system for assessing numerate subjects in both a summative and formative environment. Its algorithmic properties allow for marking and feedback to simulate the human marking process which enhances the student experience of e-Assessment. For example the system supports ’follow-on marking’, ‘verification marking’, ‘partial marking’ and ‘post-assessment re-marking’.

My research in the field of Learning and Teaching has concentrated on the benefits of e-assessments to the learning and teaching process. In particular I'm interested in how formative e-assessments can support enquiry based learning, for example, using the flipped classroom model.

For summative e-assessments I'm interested in the technological challenges of implementing such assessments within a controlled conditions environment (e.g. e-exams and e-in-class-tests). My work includes innovative applications of e-assessments. For example, in collaboration with the CSCT department, I have enhanced Dewis to mark students' computer programs (in C and Python) together with dynamic feedback. Other innovative e-assessment includes, in collaboration with Dr Iain Weir, the use of the R programming language to assess statistics.

 

DEWIS is used in the e-Assessment in more than 40 UWE modules as well as at other HE and FE institutions. It is also featured on the mathCentre and statsTutor web-sites.

The welcome page for DEWIS is available at:

dewis.uwe.ac.uk

Area of expertise

DEWIS algorithmic e-Assessment system - Welcome Page.

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