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|Title: ||Fuller, richer feedback, more easily delivered, using tablet PCs|
|Authors: ||McLaughlin, Paul|
|Issue Date: ||2007|
|Publisher: ||© Loughborough University|
|Citation: ||MCLAUGHLIN, P., KERR, W. and HOWIE, K., 2007. Fuller, richer feedback, more easily delivered, using tablet PCs. 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. 329-342|
|Abstract: ||We have developed a method to use tablet PCs to enable markers more
efficiently to give written feedback on students’ work. Comments may either
be made in handwriting, or may be typed, or may be presented in type
following handwriting recognition. Additionally, any comments so made can
be stored and reused, allowing for editing. Importantly, feedback can be made
richer by including forward links for students to follow up on common mistakes
that they have made so that their engagement with feedback is more
constructive. Such feedback would otherwise be very tedious to provide if
marking on paper was used exclusively.
We have run this system successfully for two years to mark essays in a large
class of 450+ students, using twenty markers. This volume of work was
efficiently handled and involved no paper. Checking of marks and assuring
consistent standards was much more easily done than with paper.
We consulted students and markers. Students take the system in their stride.
They are well able to provide essays, with diagrams and figures. Markers fell
into a number of groups. We have learned that there are a variety of marking
styles and developed the software to accommodate these. The only software
required is Microsoft Word and Excel.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper.|
|Appears in Collections:||CAA Conference|
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