Unit 4: Feedback & Planning

This unit focuses on:

  • Some basic principles that educators could follow when designing and implementing digital assessment
  • Some Good practices that teachers can take as examples to improve the assessment experience of their learners.

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The learning experience is highly influenced by the feedback provided to learners. (Hattie & Timperley, 2007)

Feedback consists of information on how the learners’ current state of learning and performance (actual outcome) is related to set goals and standards (desired outcome) (Amua-Sekyi, 2016).

Factors that affect feedback’s impact on learning include:

  • The learners’ perception of feedback
  • The learners’ use of feedback
  • Timing of feedback
  • Quality of feedback (Carless et al., 2011)

Feedback provides useful information for improving future performance and, thus, functions as a facilitator for learning (Hepplestone et al., 2011).