Week 6: End of week summary on Feedback and Assessment (please comment!)
How to give feedback feedback online and in hybrid models.
Generally speaking the format of feedback will be the same as we currently use Turnitin in Learn to provide feedback on individual essays and translations. Given the increased workload linked to online/hybrid teaching we will not be able to change too many things but there are possibilities:
- For small classes, like the practice of translation, we could use Teams as it offers the possibility for students to hand in their work (video, audio, picture) directly to the tutors, and we can write feedback. This might be a good option although we would need to check with the School that it can be used formally instead of Turnitin in Learn. If we write feedback though, it might still be easier to use Turnitin. Need to check!
- For small groups, at the level of dissertation for instance, we can use TEAMS for oral feedback (a couple of days after students have received their written feedback, to discuss and clarify issues). This cannot be done with the bigger cohort but would work well with a small number of students (e.g. 5-10). This would be part of the supervision workload.
- If we decide to use blogs for the practice of translation, these could be assessed online via the comment section (in the same way as staff have commented on blogposts for this course).
- For Pecha Kucha presentations we could provide audio feedback or written feedback via Turnitin.
- Peer-assessment (formative, not marked) for the Wikipedia project. We could ask the students how they want to give feedback to one another. We could have each translation assessed twice or have the students work in group of 2.
- Perhaps some videos on general feedback for all students on a specific essay, since there are common themes/issues or we could do this on a Discussion Board.
- Weekly announcements (roundups/weekly introductions) can be used as broad feedback: actionable, timely, and relevant.
It would be interesting to see guidelines for assessing blogs, podcasts and for peer-assessment. If some could be shared in the resources section that would be great 🙂