Feedback and speech bubbles

What concerns would you imagine people having with feedback and assessment online who were new to this form of teaching? (for example, uncertainty about how much time to spend giving feedback). Imagine you are an online student. How much feedback would you want? How many times per course would you want to be assessed?

Formative vs Summative Assessment

Different types of feedback Feedforward The reason for feedforward is that feedback received on a final assignment isn’t actionable within the course itself. Instead, we can provide feedforward from an earlier activity that is directly related to the final assignment, so that this demonstrates to the students what they need to do. Peer-based feedback Although […]

Feedback Sketchnote

(Header image: Feedback Sketchnote, by Luigi Mengato, via Flickr. Licence: CC-BY-20. These sketchnotes are a very interesting find that I definitely want to check out later!) What makes for effective feedback? Actionable Actionable means that the feedback gives the student some practical advice they can act on to improve their future work. Timely Timely means […]

Graphic representing evaluation and feedback

Here are some thoughts on feedback and assessment from around the University:

Feedback survey

Feedback and Assessment is a very relevant module for me now, as we are currently working on preparing for the remote exams that are now required because of the coronavirus pandemic. I am very thankful to have this module available! These are the learning objectives: Module 4 Learning Outcomes At the completion of this module, […]

Creativity with colouring pencils

Interviews about Creativity and Learning from the Near Future Teaching Project: Here are some of the points that were made in the video: PowerPoints don’t help you map patterns or link things together or create your own thoughts in a three dimensional manner. The student finds she needs to make mind maps by herself. In […]

Lego minifigures school

The purpose of teacher presence is to produce personally meaningful and educationally worthwhile outcomes. Teacher presence has three parts: design, facilitation and direct instruction (Garrison 2007). It is highly significant for student satisfaction, perceived learning, and sense of community. Students need to know who their teacher is. Here are some ways to achieve teacher presence […]

Team work

Transactional Distance Case Study In this case study, we reviewed some dialogue between students on WhatsApp negotiating a new assignment, with the following questions in mind: What variables are impacting transactional distance? What could be done to offset these? What impact does this have on how assessments are crafted?

Remote teaching: a camera filming a blackboard

Transactional distance describes the psychological and communicational distance that may arise in any instructional context. It is determined by the degree of interaction amongst learners, teachers, their institutions, and their environments. According to the Manifesto for Teaching Online, distance is not only geographical, but also psychological, temporal, spatial, communicational, emotional, political, and social. All of […]

blue and yellow smileys

Here are my notes on this video about Distance from the Near Future Teaching Project: There will be more and more online education. Online education is a great equalizer. With artificial intelligence and you can access online resources, would you still need to go to university? Online education is more accessible to students in rural […]


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