Feedback for Learning: Closing the assessment loop (OLT)

Feedback for Learning: Closing the assessment loop (OLT)

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Assessment feedback is critical for effectively promoting student learning. Feedback is the lynchpin to students’ effective decision making, and the basis of improved learning outcomes. However, feedback is under-utilised and often misunderstood by both students and educators. As such, our project aims to enhance student learning and experience by improving institutional, educator, and student capacity to stimulate and leverage assessment feedback.

Our approach will deliver a pragmatic and empirically based framework of feedback designs to guide educators, academic developers and instructional designers, as well as institutional policy. This will be supported by large scale data highlighting patterns of success, and case studies of feedback designs to demonstrate how success can be achieved. In addition, this project will facilitate the likelihood of adoption through a series of dissemination activities, including national workshops built on a participatory design approach.

This project has been funded by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.

Investigators:

  • A/Prof Michael Henderson, Monash University, Faculty of Education
  • Prof David Boud, Deakin University, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning
  • A/Prof Elizabeth Molloy, Monash University, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • A/Prof Phillip Dawson, Deakin University, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning
  • Dr Michael Phillips, Monash University, Faculty of Education
  • Dr Tracii Ryan, Monash University, Faculty of Education

For more information, please visit the project website here: www.learningfeedback.org

If you have any questions please contact the project manager Dr Tracii Ryan by email at tracii.ryan@monash.edu.

UPDATE 1/11/16: The Feedback for Learning survey is now closed for Monash students and staff. All gift card winners have been notified.

Please return soon for additional details.