Face-to-Face Feedback Required?

Can the way that we mark, and return feedback make a difference? Instead of simply returning marked scripts to students, academics at Edinburgh Napier University invited first-year biomedical sciences students to sit with them while they assessed their work. With students in the room, tutors were able to explain more…

Feedback from #Fipi Training

I ran a workshop for the Federation of Image Professionals on Thursday, which was a really enjoyable day, with 7 super-engaged delegates: [caption id="attachment_5163" align="aligncenter" width="601" caption="Image tweeted from @findmystyle, and note the new hashtag #fipi in use"][/caption] I collected a range of feedback via AudioBoo: listen to ‘Chatting to…

Should Universities be learning from Supermarkets?

[caption id="attachment_5183" align="alignright" width="300" caption="http://www.sxc.hu/photo/386657"][/caption] Universities are encouraged to learn from Supermarket consumer-led strategies: He recommended that institutions should embrace social media as a feedback tool and to enable "two-way communication" with students because traditional methods of complaining were out of date. "If I am unhappy about something, I don't…

Feedback: Play the Game

[caption id="attachment_2854" align="alignright" width="212" caption="http://www.sxc.hu/photo/866529"][/caption] What do you do when someone posts something 'bad' about you online? Do you encourage others that have more positive things to say to post for you - is that playing the game or manipulating things? For lecturers who pay attention to such websites, a…

Feedback: Before, During, After

[caption id="attachment_2854" align="alignright" width="186" caption="http://www.sxc.hu/photo/866529"][/caption] I'm currently working on a project called 'FASTECH', funded by JISC, so any stories on Feedback/Assessment are of interest. I've also been working on a module called Manipulating Media for the past 18 months, which we've developed with clear expectations of the assignment, ongoing 'consultancy',…