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Feedback: An Essential Element to the Assessment Process
May 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
***Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this seminar has been cancelled***
Feedback is an essential element of the assessment process as it demonstrates to students how they are progressing towards the achievement of their learning outcomes. This feedback when provided formatively, usually indicates what students have done well and offers areas for improvement. The timing of this feedback is critical as feedback given too late may not be relevant to what the student is currently learning, while feedback given too early may disrupt the student’s reflections.
There are many approaches available to lecturers when giving feedback to students. This seminar will look at a variety of assessment tools in the Learning Management System and how they are being used to deliver feedback on formative assessments to students. Individualised feedback can be incorporated in a number of ways in assignments and quizzes. More granular formative feedback geared at specific common error correction can be included in online multiple choice quizzes, ideally coming from a large question bank allowing students to retake the quiz multiple times to reinforce the topics covered in class. Where more elaborate tools are needed to describe student performance on a task, rubric style feedback can be used and easily distributed to students.
This seminar will focus on how faculty in the University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College and Limerick Institute of Technology use various assessment and feedback technologies to inform the student of where and how their learning and performance can be improved.
- To reflect on formative assessment and feedback strategies used in a particular module
- To establish the various opportunities for feedback when using Learning Management Systems
- To reflect on how findings could be applied to different teaching and learning contexts
Lecturers and tutors who want to consider their own formative assessment strategies and reflect on what other colleagues are doing using online environments.