HEPPLESTONE, S. and MATHER, R., 2007. Meeting rising student expectations of online submission and online feedback. IN: Khandia, F. (ed.). 11th CAA International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference : Proceedings of the Conference on 10th and 11th July 2007 at Loughborough University. Loughborough : Lougborough University, pp. 269-278
Students at Sheffield Hallam University are increasingly demanding the ability
to submit assignments online and to receive feedback and their marks online.
A key theme of the University’s Learning, Teaching and Assessment strategy
(2006-2010) is “to enhance the students’ learning experience, making
assessment activities, support and feedback a powerful integrated feature of
learning”. Students will be encouraged to reflect on feedback to “enhance
their on-going learner development through timely and effective feedback”.
This short paper will explore how the University is currently working to meet
its students’ expectations for online assignment submission and online
feedback, through the development of a new Blackboard Building Block that
supports the flexible submission of student assignments and the timely
delivery of feedback online.