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The usefulness of feedback

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posted on 01.11.2021, 00:00 authored by M Henderson, T Ryan, David BoudDavid Boud, Phillip DawsonPhillip Dawson, M Phillips, Elizabeth K. Molloy, Paige MahoneyPaige Mahoney
Feedback can occur before and after assessment submission, but needs to be useful in order for students to improve their subsequent performance. Arguably, undergraduate students, and particularly international, online and new students, are especially in need of feedback to effectively engage in academic and disciplinary expectations. Therefore, this article draws on survey data from students, disaggregated by mode of study, citizenship of enrolment and year of study, to explore their experiences of feedback usefulness both before and after assessment submission. Overall, undergraduate students were positive; however, this perception decreased according to their year level. Comparisons between online and international students also revealed key differences. A conclusion is that undergraduate students cannot be treated homogeneously, and educators need to attend to the feedback experiences of different student groups as they progress through their programme.

History

Journal

Active Learning in Higher Education

Volume

22

Issue

3

Article number

ARTN 1469787419872393

Pagination

229 - 243

Publisher

SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC

ISSN

1469-7874

eISSN

1741-2625

Language

English

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal