Posts tagged feedback
Bulleted brain-dump of Graham Gibbs keynote on Assessment & Feedback at Learning @ City 2012 Conference
Gibbs key recommendation to improve student learning was to stop marking & turn summative assessments to formative ones. We were told it is more effect than anything else you can do.
- Formative-only assessment produces learning not summative assessment.
- Taking marks off things improves students performance.
- Students pay more attention to feedback when there is no grade.
- Summative to formative ratio in most UK universities is 10:1 It should be 1:10
Keynote PowerPoint Slides
Gibbs’ talk ended with a wider summary of recommendations: More >
A new HEA blog focussed on discussion of feedback practices in STEM subjects includes a thread on audio feedback.
The HEA STEM Feedback blog is an output of the Feedback in Higher Education STEM T&L Summit held in February. It accompanies a short Summary Report (PDF). The discussion includes an active thread on audio feedback, see What Types of feedback are most effective?, a topic we discussed at the last Informatics Learning & Teaching Forum in May.
Audio Feedback in Turnitin
One of the blog comments highlights a new feature in Turnitin Grademark for adding audio feedback when grading student submissions. Audio recordings are limited to 3-minutes which is a shame but it’s an easy way to record and distribute audio feedback that doesn’t involve creating and uploading files. The interface looks straight-forward and Martin King at RHUL has provided some step-by-step instructions. if you are interested in trying this feature please contact us or just have a go!