18 August 2010: e-Marking tools and processes
Dr Peter Evans (University of Southern Queensland) and developer of the "eMarking Assistant"
This session explored ways to help teachers provide detailed, useful and timely feedback on electronically submitted written assessments such as essays and reports with the use e-marking tools.
It is acknowledged that while written student submissions are relatively well served by electronic and online tools at the front end (e.g. drop boxes for submission/return) and at the back end (gradebooks for recording and processing marks), what is much less supported is the actual marking stage in between.
In this session Peter explored how processes relating to the actual marking can be more fully supported with electronic tools. This includes how a marker can provide feedback on the assignment itself - without the need to print it. How a student can engage with formative feedback in a way that is visible to the course leader. How quality assurance processes can be used to monitor feedback provided to students and how feedback patterns can be proactively identified which might trigger a course redesign.
Available e-marking tools were discussed which included a demonstration of the e-Marking Assistant. The tool is capable of supporting a teacher to provide in situ electronic feedback and grading on the submitted assignment, which can then be returned the student within the context of an e-document work flow.
This event was hosted by University of Adelaide, Australia and started at 4.30pm CST [duration: 1 hour and 16 minutes - includes post presentation discussion].
You Tube version (Flash video)
A screen cast of the session in 9 parts.
Start playing via You Tube (as a play list): http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=B848E63B98FC5D83 (You can choose to view in standard definition or high definition or in full screen mode).