The feedback loop: encouraging student submissions

Author: Kennedy, D.

Date: 2010

Publisher: CPIT

Type: Conference item

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Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology


The use of a network of tablet PCs to teach a first year computing degree mathematics class has shown that students value the learning involved in seeing other student’s submissions and the teacher comments on these as well as comments on their own submissions. The lecturers value receiving responses from many of the students and not just the few who always answer. This paper discusses the use of an active learning pedagogy, student submissions, and feedback in a database class based in a standard PC computer laboratory. Instructor perceptions and student reactions to this pedagogy are discussed. Student reactions were collated from a questionnaire. In spite of many technical problems both lecturers and students reported benefits for teaching and learning.

Citation: ["Kennedy, D. (2010). The feedback loop: encouraging student submissions. In S. Mann & M. Verhaart (Eds.). 1st Annual conference of Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (pp. 95-100). Hamilton, New Zealand: CITRENZ."]