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ERIC Number: EJ1160271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
Enhancing Feedback and Feed-Forward via Integrated Virtual Learning Environment Based Evaluation and Support
Penn, P.; Wells, I.
Psychology Teaching Review, v23 n2 p60-65 2017
Over the last 15 years, the subject of feedback on assessment has come under considerable scrutiny in the literature, with a particular focus on the utility of feedback for subsequent assessment (i.e. feed-forward). Organisations such as the Higher Education Academy (HEA) have synthesised research on this topic into guidance for tutors through the Student Enhanced Learning through Effective Feedback (SENLEF) project (Juwah et al., 2004). However, the provision of advice on good practice in feedback for tutors faces a parallel challenge to the provision of feedback to students: "it's only useful if it's used". Creative use of technology has the potential to reconcile the requirements of high value feedback for students with university resource constraints. This paper outlines the use of the Grademark functionality within the Turnitin© software package to create a series of standardised feedback items, informed by principles of good practice advocated by SENLEF, that facilitate the process of feed-forward by web-linked integration into a custom on-line repository of constructively aligned skills based material.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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