eFEP team awarded University funding for follow-up scholarship project

As part of the New Models of Assessment and Tuition Project, María Fernández-Toro, Concha Furmboroug and Matilde Gallardo were awarded £860 internal funding by the Open University to run a small pilot study to evaluate the potential of ‘feedback on feedback’ (F on F) as a means of improving student engagement with their tutor-marked assignments at the Department of Languages. This method, which was originally developed for research purposes, yielded promising results in terms of its teaching potential. Therefore it seemed appropriate to consider the practical implementation of the same approach in a real teaching situation in order to transfer the project’s findings into good practice and bridge the gap between research and scholarship. Data collection for the pilot took place between January and July 2014 and the results are currently being processed. This follow-up project was presented at the Open Learning Research and Scholarship forum on the 1st July in a pecha kucha summary entitled Feedback on feedback: Transferring research to scholarship

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New publication by eFEP team

Fernández-Toro, Maria and Furnborough, Concha (2014). Feedback on feedback: eliciting learners’ responses to written feedback through student-generated screencasts. Educational Media International, 51(1) pp. 35–48.

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eFeP team wins Best Research Paper Award at the EDEN 2013 Conference

Maria Fernandez-Toro and Concha Furnborough were presented with the EDEN Conference 2013 Best Research Paper Award on the 14th June in Oslo. The award went to their paper Eliciting Students’ Voices through Screencast-assisted ‘Feedback on Feedback’ based on the unanimous vote of the jury. The award was presented by Albert Sangrà, head of this year’s Jury.

Albert Sangrà, Albert Sangrà, Maria Fernández-Toro, Concha Furnborough, and António Teixeira

The slides from the presentation given at the conference can be downloaded from the JISC Design Studio.

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eFeP traning event 23rd May 2013

The eFeP team held an online training event on the 23rd May, in which participants had an opportunity to try out the FACT analysis tool on a sample of feedback comments from tutors. A recording of the session is available from this link. The recording will open in Blackboard Collaborate.

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JISC Programme Webinar: A good opportunity for sharing our findings

The eFeP team held a webinar on the 1st March, entitled A preliminary evaluation of the e-Feedback Evaluation project. The event, which was attended by 14 colleagues from the Assessment and Feedback Programme, had the following aims:

  • To outline the work done so far and plans for the next few months.
  • To present the project’s recent findings from staff and student surveys, analysis of e-feedback and ‘feedback on feedback’ exercise.
  • To evaluate and seek feedback on the main evaluation tools used in the project (FACT analysis tool and ‘feedback on feedback’ approach).
  • To seek feedback on current plans for staff and student training (‘feedback alignment exercise’)

A recording of the session, as well as the presentation slides can be accessed from the JISC Design Studio.

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Students give their ‘feedback on feedback’

The screencast recordings produced by our sample of students as part of the Learner Engagement strand of the project are now available for viewing. The sample comprises 10 adult distance learners taking Spanish modules at the Open University, who talk us through the feedback that their tutors gave them on one of their written assignments. Click here to find out more and access the recordings.

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Forthcoming webinar

The eFeP team will be presenting the project’s latest findings at a JISC webinar on Friday 1st March, 12:00-13:15. Further details to follow although you can now register for the session.

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JISC Programme Meeting, Birmingham 17.10.12

Resources presented by the eFeP team at the Market Place on 17th October
Printable version: eFeP resources for Market Place 17.10.12 – Introduction

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Strand B webinar: What’s best about your evaluation?

Concha and I attended this online seminar on the 23.09.12, on behalf of eFeP. We updated the programme colleagues on the progress of this project, focusing more specifically on the FACT method for evaluating tutor feedback.

A number of other projects from Strand B were presented, amongst which was the EBEAM project, presented by Continue reading

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JISC interim report

The second interim report (due on the 03.09.12) was submitted on schedule.

Summary of progress so far: Continue reading

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