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Learning Enhancement and Development

Session 3F - Paper 2

Using Moodle MyFeedback to view and compare assessment feedback

Ms Jessica Gramp - University College London

The Moodle MyFeedback report supports students to better understand their assessment feedback. It is an open-source plugin available for download from moodle.org. The presentation will demonstrate how technology can enhance learning.

The Moodle My feedback plugin aims to improve how students receive and engage with their assessment feedback. It allows students and staff to compare grades and feedback for assessment activities such as Moodle Assignments, Turnitin Assignments, Workshops and Quizzes in a single interface. The report helps students identify similarities in their feedback from across Moodle courses, so they may improve their work in future assessments.

After a successful pilot in one UCL faculty, this plugin has now been released to all staff and students across UCL.

The MyFeedback report supports two priority areas from the UCL Education Strategy (2016), to improve the personal tutoring process and to improve assessment and feedback. These issues are also relevant to many other UK institutions,

MyFeedback also aligns with the Jisc Effective Learning Analytics programme by responding to “the need to show details of assessments already completed and grades obtained" (Sclater 2014).

Ipsative approaches allow tutors and learners to acknowledge personal progress by comparing previous and current work, regardless of overall achievement” (Ferrell & Gray 2013). This is particularly powerful when students are provided with feed forward comments, offering “constructive guidance on how to improve” (Ferrell & Gray 2013). MyFeedback supports ipsative approaches to assessment by enabling comparison of feedback and by enabling students to enter self-reflective notes so they can plan improvements for future work with support from their Personal Tutors.

The open source plugin is available for download from: https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=report_myfeedback.

This presentation will demonstrate MyFeedback and discuss how it can be used by students, supported by their Personal Tutors, to reflect upon assessment feedback and feed it forward into future work.

References:

Ferrell, G. & Gray, L. (2013) Feedback and feed forward: Using technology to support students’ progression over time. [Online]. Available from: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/feedback-and-feed-forward [Accessed: 27 April 2017].

Sclater, N. (2014) A student app for learning analytics. Effective Learning Analytics blog. [Online] 19 December. Available from: http://analytics.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2014/12/19/a-student-app-for-learning-analytics [Accessed: 14 March 2017].

UCL (2016) Education Strategy 2016–21. [Online]. Available from: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/teaching-learning/sites/teaching-learning/files/migrated-files/UCL_Education_Strategy_Final_Web.pdf [Accessed: 27 April 2017].

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