XIPIt: Updating the XIP Dashboard to Support Educators in Essay Marking at Higher Education

Bektik, Duygu (2018). XIPIt: Updating the XIP Dashboard to Support Educators in Essay Marking at Higher Education. In: L@S '18: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual ACM Conference on Learning at Scale, ACM, New York, article no. 38.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3231644.3231696


Effective written communication is an essential skill which promotes educational success for undergraduates. However, undergraduate students, especially those in their first year at university, are unused to this form of writing. After their long experience with the schoolroom essay, for most undergraduates academic writing development is painstakingly slow. Thus, especially those with poor writing abilities, should write more to be better writers. Yet, the biggest impediment to more writing is that overburdened tutors would ask limited number of drafts from their students. Today, there exist powerful computational language technologies that could evaluate student writing, saving time and providing timely, speedy, reliable feedback which can support educators marking process. This paper motivates an updated visual analytics dashboard, XIPIt, to introduce a set of visual and writing analytics features embedded in a marking environment built on XIP output.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 55403
  • Item Type
  • Conference or Workshop Item
  • ISBN
  • 1-4503-5886-1, 978-1-4503-5886-6
  • Extra Information
  • presented at L@S 2018 (Fifth (2018) ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale), June 26–28, 2018, London, UK.
  • Keywords
  • writing learning analytics; visual dashboards; learning analytics; marking interface; undergraduate writing
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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  • © 2018 Association for Computing Machinery
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  • Duygu Bektik