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ERIC Number: EJ895224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1812-9129
Writing in an Online Environment: Student Views of "Inked" Feedback
McVey, Mary
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v20 n1 p39-50 2008
Providing effective feedback on writing is a challenge in any learning environment, but it is even more problematic in fully online instruction. The lack of face-to-face interaction in web-based classes increases the need for highly transparent, prompt, and personalized feedback. Student views on the use of a semi-structured template combined with the "inking" feature of a Tablet PC for feedback on writing in an online course are reported. Survey results indicated the procedure was seen as providing clear and focused feedback with a highly personal touch. Students also reported being able to use the feedback to improve their performance on later writing assignments. Overall, this appears to be a well-received and helpful method for giving writing feedback to students in online classes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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