ERIC Number: ED295665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
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Toward a Taxonomy of Feedback: Content and Scheduling.
Smith, Patricia L.
The main focus of this paper is research on the content dimension of feedback, although the scheduling of feedback in an instructional program is also briefly considered. The two major categories of the content of feedback discussed are motivational, reinforcing feedback and informative, corrective feedback. It is noted that researchers in the area of feedback are beginning to realize that finding the best feedback treatment may be less simple than first imagined, and that there are many factors which interact with feedback as an instructional variable, such as type of learning task, learner characteristics, instructional event being delivered, and the type of performance measure used. The text is supplemented by two figures and two tables. (26 references) (EW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (New Orleans, LA, January 14-19, 1988). For the complete proceedings, see IR 013 331.