Using 'just in time' online feedback to improve first year undergraduate nursing students' essay writing performance

Beccaria, Lisa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9418-4597 and Kek, Megan and Huijser, Henk (2019) Using 'just in time' online feedback to improve first year undergraduate nursing students' essay writing performance. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 16 (4 - Article 7). pp. 1-18.


Abstract

Undergraduate nursing students often find essay writing challenging, and feel underprepared, yet the impact of using online feedback to support essay writing has been under-explored. First-year nursing students from a regional university were involved in a project that encouraged them to access an online tutoring service, as part of their development of an essay task. Significant differences were found in students’ final essay marks for those who accessed the online writing support. Students who accessed online writing support were also more likely to be deep, rather than surface learners. The findings indicate that the provision of prompt or ‘just in time’ feedback, using an online feedback mechanism, can greatly enhance students’ essay writing performance.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published article accessible from supplied journal website URL.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2019 01:56
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2019 05:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: nursing, feedback, online learning, essay writing, online writing support
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37142

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