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School of Histories, Languages and Cultures . Generic feedback on exams . Stuart McGugan, Education Development Division Tünde Varga-Atkins, eLearning Unit. 17 Oct 2012. Helping students succeed on their programmes. Make sense of what they are doing. Address misconceptions/errors.

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School of histories languages and cultures

School of Histories, Languages and Cultures

Generic feedback on exams

Stuart McGugan, Education Development Division

Tünde Varga-Atkins, eLearning Unit

17 Oct 2012


Helping students succeed on their programmes
Helping students succeed on their programmes

Make sense of what they are doing

Address misconceptions/errors

Feedback

Influence students’ views of knowledge

Motivate students

Give direction as to what to do next


Feedback on examinations
Feedback on examinations

  • We will publish overall feedback on each examination, in the form of a commentary on the strengths and weaknesses of the answers given by the class as a whole (the University refers to this as ‘generic feedback’).

  • Module convenors will publish this feedback on each module’s VITAL pages.


Feedback on examinations

  • Students may also consult staff individually by appointment for feedback after module marks have been released in Spider.

  • Students may see their marked examination script, but cannot remove it from the room. Individual feedback will not be available by email.


Suggestions
Suggestions

General comments - quantitative


General comments qualitative
General Comments - Qualitative

  • What sorts of answers scored well/badly

  • Question types: e.g. Compare and contrast...

    • What kinds of comparisons scored well/badly....

    • Collect during marking process/insights into markers thinking

  • Can you provide exemplars of student writing?

  • External examiners comments?

  • How exam technique can enhance results

  • Can you encourage students to think about this feedback in their next assignment?


  • Can you write a paragraph or so explaining how you have taken general feedback provided on exams into consideration when undertaking this assignment.


    Question specific comments
    Question specific comments taken general feedback provided on exams into consideration when undertaking this assignment.

    • Model answers.

    • ‘Essay’ style answers:

      • what the marker was looking for;

      • e.g. particular lines of argument, bodies of literature, relevant concepts elegance of solutions to problems;

    • Practicalities (writing/reviewing/time).

    • Revision resource – incoming cohort.

    • Value for tutor when reviewing individual paper.


    Some online tools for posting generic feedback
    Some online tools for posting generic feedback taken general feedback provided on exams into consideration when undertaking this assignment.

    e.g. documents

    tracked documents


    Feedback in multimedia format
    Feedback in multimedia format taken general feedback provided on exams into consideration when undertaking this assignment.

    podcasts (audio of generic feedback)

    see case study by Prof Harrington (Law)

    screencasts (video of screen+ audio e.g. narrating example essays, model answers or generic feedback)

    see case study by Leah Ridgway (EEE)


    Screencast narrated prior sample assignments
    Screencast taken general feedback provided on exams into consideration when undertaking this assignment.: narrated prior sample assignments…

    see case study by Janet Strivens (PGCert)


    T ools for feedback dialogue
    T taken general feedback provided on exams into consideration when undertaking this assignment.ools for feedback dialogue:

    Discussion boards or comment function of Blogs/Wikis


    Further support consultancy
    Further support: consultancy taken general feedback provided on exams into consideration when undertaking this assignment.

    eLearning Unit: Studio Wednesdays 1.30-5pm, 126 Mount Pleasant, 3rd floor.

    Educational Development

    [email protected]

    [email protected]


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