ERIC Number: EJ1081491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Making Connections: Technological Interventions to Support Students in Using, and Tutors in Creating, Assessment Feedback
Glover, Ian; Parkin, Helen J.; Hepplestone, Stuart; Irwin, Brian; Rodger, Helen
Research in Learning Technology, v23 2015
This paper explores the potential of technology to enhance the assessment and feedback process for both staff and students. The "Making Connections" project aimed to better understand the connections that students make between the feedback that they receive and future assignments, and explored whether technology can help them in this activity. The project interviewed 10 tutors and 20 students, using a semi-structured approach. Data were analysed using a thematic approach, and the findings have identified a number of areas in which improvements could be made to the assessment and feedback process through the use of technology. The findings of the study cover each stage of the assessment process from the perspective of both staff and students. The findings are discussed in the context of current literature, and special attention is given to projects from the UK higher education sector intended to address the same issues.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation, College Students, College Faculty, Computer Uses in Education, Assignments, Semi Structured Interviews, Qualitative Research, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom