[Oz-teachers] TARGET; MS Word formatting

Alastair Gumley alastair.gumley at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 19:53:11 EST 2012


The above site may be of interest in relation to higher education
approaches and some recent perspectives on feedback  for learning. Worth a
look for learning from assessment ...

On Feb 1, 2012 8:40 PM, "Price, Ken" <ken.price at education.tas.gov.au> wrote:

> Thanks Tom,
> student response to comments and feedback, and their subsequent impact on
> learning, is a bit more complex - the metaresearch undertaken by John
> Hattie might clarify the conditions under which feedback is effective and
> when it's not. This would, I think, be part of contemporary courses on
> educational assessment, especially its formative aspect.
> Cheers,
> Ken
> -----Original Message-----
> From: oz-teachers-bounces at rite.ed.qut.edu.au on behalf of Tom Worthington
> Sent: Wed 2/1/2012 8:13 PM
> To: Professional community for teachers
> Subject: Re: [Oz-teachers] TARGET; MS Word formatting
> On 31/01/12 07:35, Barbara Braxton wrote:
> > I am currently marking university assignments ... using the Review
> feature of Word (I'm using
> > Word 2007) which puts a comment in the margin ... maybe why
> > much of what I wrote on their first assignments seems to have been
> ignored. ...
> According to the course on assessment I just completed, students ignore
> detailed comments in returned assignments, however big you write them in
> the margin.
> The suggestion is to use a rubric to give standardised feedback coupled
> to the marking scheme, to get student's attention (as students are
> interested in marks). Then just add a few sentences of custom comment:
> http://blog.tomw.net.au/2011/12/introduction-to-rubrics.html
> This was used to mark our assignments for the assessment course and it
> was effective.
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