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ERIC Number: EJ787402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1537-2456
Efficacy of Instructor Feedback on Written Work in an Online Program
Wolsey, Thomas Devere
International Journal on E-Learning, v7 n2 p311-329 Apr 2008
The author details a study of the feedback provided in four online courses and how adult students perceived and made use of that feedback. The relation of feedback to formative assessment is briefly considered. Students indicated a preference for feedback embedded in the document rather than summarized at the end of their work. Categories for types of feedback are established. A discussion of instructor presence as it relates to online courses and student written work submissions outside of threaded discussions is central to the findings in this study. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A