A range of data collection methods were used in order to evaluate the following areas:

1. e-feedback given by tutors

    Analysis of all spoken and written feedback given by tutors on 200 OU assignments and 40 Manchester assignments, consisting of:
      • electronic forms containing written feedback summaries
      • audio files containing spoken feedback
      • tutor’s annotations on written assignment scripts using Word markup

2. Attitudes, perceptions and preferences of tutors and students:

      • Online questionnaire for OU students
      • Online questionnaire for OU tutors

3. Student engagement with e-feedback

      • Screencasts of OU students talking through the written feedback they received on one of their writing assignments
      • Audio recordings of Manchester students giving each other peer feedback in small groups