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Research-Informed Guidelines For The Development Of Adaptively-Released Assessment Feedback (Araf) Strategies In Higher Education, Lindsay Morton, Alexandra Johnson, Anthony Williams, Maria T. Northcote Dec 2016

Research-Informed Guidelines For The Development Of Adaptively-Released Assessment Feedback (Araf) Strategies In Higher Education, Lindsay Morton, Alexandra Johnson, Anthony Williams, Maria T. Northcote

Maria Northcote

Assessment feedback has the potential to significantly impact on learning; this can be in the form of quantitative or qualitative feedback, or both. While assessment feedback is intended to provide students with insight into how their learning has progressed against learning outcomes, exploratory research into the impact of assessment feedback has found that students pay more heed to numeric grades than qualitative comments, despite the latter having more potential to positively impact learning. This paper reports on a project, funded by the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT), to determine the impact of feedback strategies on students’ learning. Academic staff ...


Engaging Students In The Use Of Technologies For Assessment Within Personal Learning Environments (Ples): The Development Of A Framework, David Bolton, Paula M. Mildenhall, Kwong Sim, Lynnette Lounsbury, Maria T. Northcote Dec 2016

Engaging Students In The Use Of Technologies For Assessment Within Personal Learning Environments (Ples): The Development Of A Framework, David Bolton, Paula M. Mildenhall, Kwong Sim, Lynnette Lounsbury, Maria T. Northcote

Maria Northcote

Higher education students use a wide range of information and communication technologies for personal and study purposes, collectively known as a Personal Learning Environment (PLE). The ways in which students use technologies to prepare and complete assessment tasks, however, has not been researched as much as their general use of technology. This paper reports on the process adopted to develop a research-informed framework to engage higher education students in the use and evaluation of technologies for assessment purposes within their PLEs. The method used to construct the framework is presented alongside recommendations for how the framework may be used by ...


Higher Education Student's Use Of Technologies For Assessment Within Personal Learning Environments (Ples), Lynnette Lounsbury, Paula Mildenhall, David Bolton, Maria T. Northcote, Alan Anderson Dec 2016

Higher Education Student's Use Of Technologies For Assessment Within Personal Learning Environments (Ples), Lynnette Lounsbury, Paula Mildenhall, David Bolton, Maria T. Northcote, Alan Anderson

Maria Northcote

Higher education students' use of technologies has been documented over the years but their specific use of technologies for assessment-related tasks has yet to be fully investigated. Researchers at two higher education institutions recently conducted a study which sought to discover the technologies most commonly used by students within their Personal Learning Environments (PLEs). A specific aim of the study was to determine which of these technologies the students used when they complete and submit assessment tasks such as assignments and examinations. Results from questionnaires, focus groups and mapping exercises are reported and the implications of the findings for developing ...