Enhancing educational opportunities with computer-mediated assessment feedback

Tuffley, David and Antonio, Amy (2015) Enhancing educational opportunities with computer-mediated assessment feedback. Future Internet, 7 (3). pp. 294-306.

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Abstract

As internet technologies make their way into developing areas, so too does the possibility of education and training being delivered to the people living in those previously unserved areas. The growing catalogue of free, high quality courseware, when combined with the newly acquired means of delivery, creates the potential for millions of people in the developing world to acquire a good education. Yet a good education obviously requires more than simply delivering information; students must also receive high quality feedback on their assessments. They must be told how their performance compares with the ideal, and be shown how to close the gap between the two. However, delivering high quality feedback is labor-intensive, and therefore expensive, and has long been recognized as a problematic issue by educators. This paper outlines a case study that uses a Learning Management System (LMS) to efficiently deliver detailed feedback that is informed by the principles of best practice. We make the case that the efficiencies of this method allow for large-scale courses with thousands of enrolments that are accessible to developing and developed areas alike. We explore the question; is computer-mediated feedback delivery efficient and effective and might it be applied to large-scale courses at low-cost?


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version made available in accordance with Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 16 May 2016 00:17
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 00:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: computer mediated assessment; assessment feedback; student retention engagement strategy; student expectations; learning management system
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.3390/fi7030294
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27639

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