Welcome to the Learning with New Media project exploring the use of technology in providing assessment feedback to students. In the above sections we explain how to use technology for feedback, what to include, why this approach has been proven to be effective, and link you to resources to get started. We hope you find this site useful in using technology in your student feedback.
How do you actually create feedback using assessment technologies? Luckily it’s not difficult: we’ve had many reports that educators found it easier than writing formal feedback! Below we explore the methods and tools available to educators.
There are various technologies that can be used to provide assessment feedback, such as audio recordings, video recordings, screencasting and inking. Click below for more information on these modalities.
Tips for using inking
What do we need to include in our technology assisted feedback? Below we explore a design to work with to structure your feedback to ensure it provides the greatest benefit.
Regardless of which technologies are used, the structure of the recording can remain the same. In general, the elements shown below are recommended. For more information download a printable version with more detail and examples.
Structural Elements of Feedback Recordings
Advice for structuring recordings
When using technology to record assessment feedback, it is not necessary to examine every element of the students’ work. Instead, aim to provide constructive comments that will strengthen students’ understanding of the field and their future assessment tasks. The videos below contain examples and tips for how to structure recordings.
Structuring a dialogic approach
Using technology to provide assessment feedback has many benefits for both students and educators. Below we explore how use of technology enables educators to implement the principles of effective feedback.
Research indicates that there are eight principles of effective assessment feedback. Trying to meet these principles using only text-based feedback can be complicated and time-consuming, particularly in large class contexts. However, using technologies to create assessment feedback may assist educators in doing so.
Eight Principles of Effective Assessment Feedback
Below we have linked resources for you to learn more about creating assessment feedback using technology. More will be added over time.
Quick Reference Guides
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Research from Others
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