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Post 1

18 May 2020, 14:12 Edited by the author on 18 May 2020, 19:54

Section 5, Activity 2

TickThis thread is for section 5, activity 2

The activity invites you to consider how OU Tutors mark assignments. In particular, what are the main issues you foresee in marking at a distance?

These are examples of the type of posts we might expect to see:

"It could be difficult to make sure that students understand the feedback"

"Scope for misunderstandings can lead to students becoming upset?"

Use the "Reply" button below to contribute to this discussion

David Sherlock Post 2 (summarised) in reply to 1

9 Jun 2020, 10:29 Edited by the author on 9 Jun 2020, 10:30
From my own f2f experiences, the days after feedback is released is often...
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Kate Sim Post 3 (summarised) in reply to 2

9 Jun 2020, 12:46
keeping channels of communication open is essential Yes, this is important...
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Jacqueline Jones Post 4 (summarised) in reply to 2

9 Jun 2020, 16:53
I have noticed that when I hand back work in class the first thing students...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 6 (summarised) in reply to 4

13 Jun 2020, 18:59
Hi Jacqueline, Yes, feedback is very important, and there is always the...
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Avril Boyce Post 63 (summarised) in reply to 2

28 Jun 2022, 14:29
I agree with David, discussing feedback f2f would be perfect and I know I...
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Lucy Gillett Post 5 (summarised) in reply to 1

13 Jun 2020, 13:32
For me it would be communication styles and what can get lost in translation....
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Jenny Bakkali Post 7 (summarised) in reply to 5

13 Jun 2020, 19:12
Hi Lucy, Understanding and interpretation definitely play a part in feedback...
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Marcus Young Post 8 (summarised) in reply to 1

14 Jun 2020, 12:20
As others have said, there is potential with written feedback to be...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 10 (summarised) in reply to 8

15 Jun 2020, 11:26
Hi Marcus, Students can use forums to enquire and respond to each other, as...
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Tamara Lopez Post 9 (summarised) in reply to 1

14 Jun 2020, 16:06
I agree with the other commenters that the provision of feedback is an area...
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Ben Pike Post 11 (summarised) in reply to 1

15 Jun 2020, 15:18 Edited by the author on 15 Jun 2020, 15:19
There is the possibility that negative feedback on an assignment may not be...
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Kate Blackham Post 53 (summarised) in reply to 11

8 Aug 2021, 13:50
Coming from the book publishing world I know that when you send back a file...
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Adrian Hehir Post 12 (summarised) in reply to 1

16 Jun 2020, 17:42
Students not understanding the tutors comments or suggestions for...
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Emmanuel Isibor Post 14 (summarised) in reply to 12

19 Jun 2020, 08:55
Hi Adrian, I like the idea of asking students to provide a feedback on the...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 15 (summarised) in reply to 12

19 Jun 2020, 19:27
Hi Adrian, It could be useful to get a feel for a student's understanding of...
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Emmanuel Isibor Post 13 (summarised) in reply to 1

19 Jun 2020, 08:53
The major challenge that I see with marking at a distance is providing a...
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Cath Brown Post 16 (summarised) in reply to 1

21 Jun 2020, 09:03 Edited by the author on 21 Jun 2020, 09:16
Issues with marking at a distance :- Encouraging students to read feedback -...
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Callum Whittaker Post 50 (summarised) in reply to 16

4 Aug 2021, 14:54
Some excellent and detailed overviews of the challenges faced in providing...
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Anna Pietrzak Post 17 (summarised) in reply to 1

24 Jun 2020, 13:36
I have to be clear, consistent and make sure that students understand the...
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Colin Jenkins Post 20 (summarised) in reply to 17

27 Jun 2020, 17:44 Edited by the author on 27 Jun 2020, 17:45
That is a very useful tip to discuss the feedback in tutorial, provided the...
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Iain Toolin Post 18 (summarised) in reply to 1

26 Jun 2020, 17:41
The remoteness reduces the non verbal clues that you can glean from a face to...
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Colin Jenkins Post 19 (summarised) in reply to 1

27 Jun 2020, 17:42
I agree that the main issue is that the students interpretation of the...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 21 (summarised) in reply to 19

28 Jun 2020, 10:51
Hi Colin, That's a good point re TMA00 - the dummy assignment submission for...
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Michael Liedl Post 22 (summarised) in reply to 1

5 Jul 2020, 15:12
In my current experience as a tutor I what to understand why he got it wrong,...
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Toni Walton Post 23 (summarised) in reply to 1

9 Jul 2020, 12:00
I think it is important to include positive and feed forward comments in...
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Graham Smith Post 24 (summarised) in reply to 1

14 Jul 2020, 11:50
I can remember receiving results where I got 98% and was disappointed and...
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Petra Wolf Post 30 (summarised) in reply to 24

31 Oct 2020, 22:29
I agree, offering a follow up session is essential. One could use the tutor...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 31 (summarised) in reply to 30

2 Nov 2020, 14:45
In feedback on submitted work, tutors prompt students to reflect on the work...
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Raj Seepersad Post 25 (summarised) in reply to 1

22 Aug 2020, 21:34

Coordination and monitoring of marked assignments

 Marking is quite a...
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Kate Sim Post 26 (summarised) in reply to 25

23 Aug 2020, 13:54
Hi Raj, When marking for the OU, those notes will probably need to be used as...
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Bill Tarpy Post 27 (summarised) in reply to 1

27 Aug 2020, 17:09
Main issues are exactly that - Student misinterprets the feedback Student...
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Silvia Varagnolo Post 33 (summarised) in reply to 27

3 Nov 2020, 21:54
Hi Bill, I agree with these two points. You grasped the essence.
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Quentin McPhee Post 28 (summarised) in reply to 1

13 Sep 2020, 10:10
The challenge with marking and providing feedback on student work at a...
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Petra Wolf Post 29 (summarised) in reply to 1

31 Oct 2020, 22:27
Written feedback needs to be detailed and explain clearly what was done well...
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Silvia Varagnolo Post 34 (summarised) in reply to 29

3 Nov 2020, 21:56
Hi Petra, I agree clarity is essential. Offering a call might be really...
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Silvia Varagnolo Post 32 (summarised) in reply to 1

3 Nov 2020, 21:53
I think one possible issue is the fact that when we read a comment we tend to...
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Dhouha Kbaier Post 35 (summarised) in reply to 1

25 Nov 2020, 14:46
I prefer to release feedback before grades so the students go through the...
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Kevin Frost Post 36 (summarised) in reply to 1

11 Jan 2021, 21:26
I think it is very easy to just list the negatives, but I think it is...
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Fiona Baxter Post 39 (summarised) in reply to 36

23 Jun 2021, 01:43
I agree, there should always be a 'feedback sandwich', supported by a...
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Sian Armstrong-Hollins Post 37 (summarised) in reply to 1

22 May 2021, 18:46
Marking and feedback at a distance can lead to misunderstandings or an...
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Fiona Baxter Post 40 (summarised) in reply to 37

23 Jun 2021, 01:46
Absolutely, there needs to be a mix of formal written feedback and informal...
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Amanda Williams Post 38 (summarised) in reply to 1

13 Jun 2021, 12:58
I often find that students go directly to their mark and where they have lost...
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Fiona Baxter Post 41 (summarised) in reply to 38

23 Jun 2021, 01:48
I have definitely found some students to be very eager to have work marked...
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Fiona Baxter Post 42 (summarised) in reply to 1

23 Jun 2021, 01:55
Sometimes you may find you don't understand a piece of work and it may delay...
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Elena Sanchez-Heras Post 43 (summarised) in reply to 1

6 Jul 2021, 12:26
Being a new tutor, I would be anxious about the differences in strong and...
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Charlotte Jukes Post 44 (summarised) in reply to 1

6 Jul 2021, 13:07
I think communication is the key with marking distance learning. As an OU...
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John Dunning Post 45 (summarised) in reply to 1

9 Jul 2021, 13:15
I'm used to 'classroom' teaching where the students see their marks and can...
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Chi Onyekaba Post 46 (summarised) in reply to 1

17 Jul 2021, 22:19
For me, one issue could probably be the ease to which the given feedback can...
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Suzie Miller Post 47 (summarised) in reply to 1

3 Aug 2021, 18:17
I haven't read the whole correspondence workbook but I liked the example of...
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Kate Sim Post 48 (summarised) in reply to 47

3 Aug 2021, 20:52
Sometimes yes and sometimes no. I tutor on level 1 and I would normally...
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Suzie Miller Post 49 (summarised) in reply to 48

3 Aug 2021, 21:27
Hi, Yes that helps. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Charlotte O'Leary Post 51 (summarised) in reply to 1

4 Aug 2021, 15:15
Hi All I really like the idea of a virtual drop-in for students to discuss...
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Ann Holmes Post 52 (summarised) in reply to 51

6 Aug 2021, 10:54
A key element is to check whether feedback is being addressed. Before marking...
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Robert Stocks Post 54 (summarised) in reply to 1

14 Aug 2021, 19:23
The only real differences to my current HE institute would be possibly having...
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Richard Collins Post 56 (summarised) in reply to 54

16 Aug 2021, 13:15
Yes I agree Robert, making sure that the feedback could not be miss...
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Richard Collins Post 55 (summarised) in reply to 1

16 Aug 2021, 13:12
I would say some of the main issues are very similar as the students will...
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Bob Moore Post 57 (summarised) in reply to 1

18 Sep 2021, 17:36
My immediate response to the question is wonder why 'distance' is really an...
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Andrea Davanzo Post 58 (summarised) in reply to 1

2 Oct 2021, 18:55
Use the right words and the right expressions. Writing a feedback is a...
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Skye Marshall Post 59 (summarised) in reply to 1

22 Feb 2022, 17:45
I might end up over-explaining to make sure they understand where I am coming...
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Sarah Collett Post 60 (summarised) in reply to 1

18 Mar 2022, 11:00

Correspondence - marking scripts

 This thread is for section 5, activity 2 The...
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Ravi Rajani Post 61 (summarised) in reply to 1

19 May 2022, 12:19
Some issues that were highlighted in this course I was not aware of: for...
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Vincent Pelling Post 62 (summarised) in reply to 1

23 Jun 2022, 19:10
Marking at a distance has a few issues One is standardising marking against...
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Richard Ormesher Post 64 (summarised) in reply to 1

11 Aug 2022, 08:54
When I used to work as a tutor before many years ago we were using Word 97...
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Kate Sim Post 65 (summarised) in reply to 64

13 Aug 2022, 08:31
The current version of Word does work well most of the time, but the...
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Naheed Shakeel Post 66 (summarised) in reply to 1

20 Aug 2022, 15:29
Hi, As per my experience from last 2 years teaching, marking and feedback...
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Neil Hodge Post 67 (summarised) in reply to 1

3 Nov 2022, 10:02
There's a possibility that comments could be taken out of context with the...
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Thomas ODaniel Post 68 (summarised) in reply to 1

3 Jan 2023, 06:31
I have been working in this type of regime for quite a while now, and I can...
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David Harvey Post 69 (unread) in reply to 1

26 Jan 2023, 16:58

Activity 2

Many years ago I marked GCE exam scripts.  The emphasis then was on speed and accuracy.   In addition here appropriate detailed feedback is required.  At first timing would be the greatest problem until you are familiar with the system, questions, common mistakes and have a bank of responses.

Discussion tags: section 5