Feedback on assignments that require professional expertise of the lecturer.
Direction from the literature
A lot of work on assessment.
580 journals and conference proceedings searched
Not much on using computers to help with essay-type assignments.
What is the most important factor that influences student learning?
The presence and quality of feedback
Tasks students do
Time on task
Effective use of technology
'could try harder'
The Times August 24, 2006
“ England’s university teachers are pretty poor at meeting deadlines or explaining difficult concepts.”
“ Only 51 per cent provided prompt feedback to their students last year, and the same percentage were able to clarify things their students did not understand, according to the second National Student Satisfaction Survey, published yesterday.”