Consultation on eSubmission and eFeedback Policy and Practice within UK HEIs
In 2011, 21% of respondents had institutional policyIn 2012, 43% of respondents had institutional policy
Main anxieties relate to:academic staff engagement/resistance (particularly eMarking)lack of or incomplete policy/process developmenttechnological issues/development needs
Dr Barbara Newland, Brighton Lindsey Martin, Edge HillAlice Bird, Liverpool John Moores
eSubmission online submission of an assignment eMarking marking online ie not paper eFeedback producing online feedback which could be text, audio etc but not paper In UK Higher Education ◦ eSubmission is becoming more mainstream ◦ There is a shift towards eFeedback.
Methodology ◦ Target group – members of UK Heads of eLearning Forum representing over 125 UK HEIs ◦ Method – anonymous online surveys carried out in 2011 and 2012. Results ◦ 38 responses in 2011 (30% response rate) ◦ 44 responses in 2012 (35% response rate)
Drilling down (2012 only) 40 35 30 eSubmission 25 20 eFeedback with 15 eMarking 10 eFeedback without 5 eMarking 0 Yes No Dont know
Percentage of responses*8070605040 201130 20122010 0 esubmission as only form esubmission and student esubmission and student efeedback and student can of submission hard copy printed by hard copy printed by choose to print hard copy student department * Institution or department-wide
Recurring use of patchy’ in relation to levels of adoption ◦ Typically, experimental/individual/local initiatives led by enthusiasts But interest in moving to wider adoption ◦ 12/38 planning to increase adoption substantially
Evidence of eSubmission becoming more mainstream ◦ 18/44 respondents indicated increased use of eSubmission, in the previous 12 months ◦ only one reference to patchy‘ adoption replaced by terms such as moving towards, rolling out‘ Some evidence of move to eMarking and eFeedback ◦ Frequent reference to ‘pilots’ and projects to evaluate/test new ways of working 7/44 working on improving technology (not evident in 2011) better integration improved robustness anonymous submission feedback tool
Anxieties about eSubmission, eMarking and eFeedback process ◦ 31/34 identified one or more anxiety Need for ‘Balance of progress Vs preserving academic choice’ ◦ Adoption being driven mainly by senior management, learning technologists, students ◦ Fewer examples of academic staff driving adoption
Comparison of 2011 and 2012 survey demonstrate ◦ Emerging trend towards mainstreaming eSubmission and greater use of eFeedback But ◦ Need for balanced approach when rolling out institutionally to overcome barriersReferences - www.helf.ac.uk
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