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Future Internet 2015, 7(3), 294-306; doi:10.3390/fi7030294

Enhancing Educational Opportunities with Computer-Mediated Assessment Feedback

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School of ICT, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Qld. 4111, Australia
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Australian Digital Futures Institute, University of Southern Queensland, Springfield Campus, 4300, Australia
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Received: 17 June 2015 / Revised: 30 July 2015 / Accepted: 5 August 2015 / Published: 11 August 2015
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Abstract

As internet technologies make their way into developing areas, so too does the possibility of education and training being delivered to the people living in those previously unserved areas. The growing catalogue of free, high quality courseware, when combined with the newly acquired means of delivery, creates the potential for millions of people in the developing world to acquire a good education. Yet a good education obviously requires more than simply delivering information; students must also receive high quality feedback on their assessments. They must be told how their performance compares with the ideal, and be shown how to close the gap between the two. However, delivering high quality feedback is labor-intensive, and therefore expensive, and has long been recognized as a problematic issue by educators. This paper outlines a case study that uses a Learning Management System (LMS) to efficiently deliver detailed feedback that is informed by the principles of best practice. We make the case that the efficiencies of this method allow for large-scale courses with thousands of enrolments that are accessible to developing and developed areas alike. We explore the question; is computer-mediated feedback delivery efficient and effective and might it be applied to large-scale courses at low-cost? View Full-Text
Keywords: computer mediated assessment; assessment feedback; student retention engagement strategy; student expectations; learning management system computer mediated assessment; assessment feedback; student retention engagement strategy; student expectations; learning management system
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Tuffley, D.; Antonio, A. Enhancing Educational Opportunities with Computer-Mediated Assessment Feedback. Future Internet 2015, 7, 294-306.

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