Whilst written feedback has been utilised previously, this approach can lack context and is difficult for staff to quickly and accurate articulate feedback to students.
The cohort for this unit is spread across Australia, Europe, US and Asia.
The intention of this project was to trial a “real-time feedback” approach for an assessment that require a presentation to be submitted for an online Masters by Coursework unit.
Each student created a 10 minute narrated PowerPoint, and uploaded it as an unlisted video to their personal YouTube account. They then submitted a URL to their video through TurnItIn.
The lecturer opened the student’s video in Adobe Connect with recording functionality on. The lecturer also had their webcam on, situating their stream in the top right-hand of Adobe Connect.
The lecturer then ‘live marked’ the presentation, by watching the video presentations (in real time) and pausing the recording at key points and sharing feedback about the presentation via web cam.
The following is a few snippets from an assessment feedback video:
The students then receive a link to the Adobe Connect recording via Turnitin.
Student feedback was collected from SELT comments and email/LEO correspondence. An example of the student feedback is below:
...David’s approach to student feedback has been the best I've experienced across my entire student career … (SELT)
...Interactive feedback of journal article review was outstanding and should be adopted by more lecturers ...(SELT)
“…this is the most beneficial and transparent feedback I've received in my 5 years at uni (LEO correspondence)
Question: ‘I received timely and useful feedback on my work’ (Maximum score 5)
David was part of a team that was awarded the Vice Chancellor Postgraduate Teaching Excellence Award 2016 for the Master of High Performance Sport Degree, along with Justin Kemp and Stuart Cormack. EXSC651 and the live marking approach was referred to in the application.
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