How do communication practices in the online environment correlate to effective feedback?
Both communication practices and feedback are focusing on communication with the student. The focus on both is reaching the student and helping the to learn and grow in the subject being covered. Whether we are communicating through a class discussion, email, bulletin board or a news letter, the focus is to communicate valuable information to the student so we can foster their growth.
Why is authentic feedback important for online learners?
Authentic feedback consists of certain key elements. It must reference a learning goal, and identify tangible aspects of that objective. It should be actionable; in other words, it should be feedback that prompts a child to do something specific in order to improve their understanding of the topic. Authentic feedback is personalized and user-friendly. Finally, authentic feedback is not effective if it is random; children benefit when it is timely, ongoing, and consistent. Authentic feedback can be given in a variety of ways: via written notes, on a phone call, or during video conversations.
In what ways might an instructor enrich a student’s online experience through feedback?
Students value their work being critiqued. Feedback is a critical part of education whether it is a traditional classroom on an online classroom. Though feedback students are able to understand why the standard was not met or how they may improve before the summative assessment it taken.
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