Assessment Feedback Using Comment Banks: A Useful Approach?

Authors: Bray, J.P.

Conference: Bournemouth University ‘Releasing Potential’ Conference

Dates: 16 May 2006


The workload of any academic can be challenging, with a plethora of activities and conflicting priorities. This paper provides an analysis of one of the most time-consuming of teaching roles; the assessment of student work. It begins with a literature review identifying the role of assessment and assessment feedback, and identifies best-practice in assessment feedback. A method of generating high quality feedback efficiently through the use of IT and comment banks has then been critiqued. The method proposed here has been trialled on a large cohort of students and feedback gleaned through two focus groups. Students demonstrated clear preference for feedback generated through the proposed method, and the time savings to academics are dramatic.

Source: Manual

Preferred by: Jeffery Bray

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