Functional, frustrating and full of potential: learners' experiences of a prototype for automated essay feedback.

Alden Rivers, Bethany; Whitelock, Denise; Richardson, John T. E.; Field, Debora and Pulman, Stephen (2014). Functional, frustrating and full of potential: learners' experiences of a prototype for automated essay feedback. In: Kalz, Marco and Ras, Eric eds. Computer Assisted Assessment: Research into E-Assessment. Communications in Computer and Information Science (439). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 40–52.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08657-6_4

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Abstract

OpenEssayist is an automated feedback system designed to support university students as they write essays for assessment. A first generation prototype of this system was tested on a cohort of postgraduate distance learners at the UK Open University from September to December 2013. A case study approach was used to examine three participants' experiences of the prototype. Findings from the case studies offered insight into how different users may perceive the usefulness, future potential and end-user of such a tool. This study has important implications for the next phase of development, when the role of OpenEssayist in supporting students' learning will need to be more clearly understood.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 40421
  • Item Type
  • Book Section
  • ISBN
  • 3-319-08656-1, 978-3-319-08656-9
  • Project Funding Details
  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    Supportive Automated Feedback for Short Essay Answers (SAFeSEA)EP/J005959/1EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
  • Extra Information
  • Proceedings of the International Conference, CAA 2014
    Zeist, The Netherlands, June 30 – July 1, 2014
  • Keywords
  • automated feedback, essay-writing, software evaluation
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
  • Research Group
  • Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2014 Springer International Publishing Switzerland
  • Depositing User
  • John T. E. Richardson

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