Feedback Strategies In the Online Classroom: Maximum Impact In Minimal Time
Research finds that faculty teaching online spend, on average, over 40% of their time on grading and feedback. While grading and feedback are undoubtedly important, streamlining feedback allows faculty to free instructional time to dedicate to other teaching activities. But the importance of feedback prevents faculty from merely “doing less”… because feedback is so valuable to the student learning experience, faculty must integrate strategies to simultaneously maximize the impact of the feedback while reducing the workload required to do so.
The value of providing high-quality feedback in the online classroom is clear; the challenge lies in the instructional time investment required to do so. These webinar overviews strategies to increase the efficiency of providing feedback without sacrificing quality.
There is overwhelming evidence supporting the value of immediate, individualized feedback in fostering student learning, engagement, and satisfaction with the online learning experience. The challenge in providing this type of detailed, on-going feedback lies in time investment. Simply put, there are one instructor and many students in each online course (in most cases, 15-30 students; in extreme cases, 100+ students). In this one-on-many learning environment, it is challenging for instructors to provide immediate, individualized feedback to each student on every learning activity. Faculty reports of online teaching time highlight that over 40% of instructional time in the online classroom is dedicated to this one task. Complicating the issue further, even when instructors provide individualized feedback, students often fail to utilize the information in a meaningful manner.
This webinar overviews concrete instructional strategies for increasing the value, impact, and utility of feedback efficiently. We will examine how faculty can:
1) expand the scope of feedback
2) create unique/customized feedback to impact student learning
3) integrate technologies to automate repetitive feedback
- Understand the increased value that online students place on feedback
- Identify the unique role that feedback plays in the online classroom
- Automate repetitive feedback tasks
- Create feedback that students will use
- Expand the scope and impact of feedback
- Create a holistic approach to feedback
- Utilize feedback to impact online course design
- Faculty (full-time, adjunct, campus and online)
- Online Learning Administrators and Developers
- Curriculum Development
- Faculty Development and Training
- Any educator interested in learning more about efficient feedback strategies
"Recognizing that online faculty spend over 40% of their time on grading and feedback, it is essential to integrate strategies that decrease instructional workload while simultaneously maintaining high-quality feedback that fosters student learning."
B. Jean Mandernach, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching at Grand Canyon University. Her research focuses on enhancing student learning in the online classroom through innovative instructional and assessment strategies. In addition, she has interests in the development of effective faculty evaluation models, perception of online degrees, and faculty workload considerations. Jean received her B.S. in comprehensive psychology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, an M.S. in experimental psychology from Western Illinois University and Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
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