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Title: Fuller, richer feedback, more easily delivered, using tablet PCs
Authors: McLaughlin, Paul
Kerr, Wesley
Howie, Karen
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.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4572
ISBN: 0953957268
Appears in Collections:CAA Conference

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