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Turnitin GradeMark: Giving feedback by the pool?

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Organized by
Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Speaker: Mr Darren Harbutt (Instructional Designer, CETL, HKU)
Date : 21 October 2014 (Tue)
Time : 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Venue : Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building

Abstract:

Research has shown that giving feedback is one of the keys to improving student performance, particularly in relation to formative assessment. While handwritten feedback and face-to-face consultations continue to serve us well in this regard, eLearning tools can also play an important role. One such tool is GradeMark, which enables online grading and a variety of forms of feedback, and now comes together with the familiar anti-plagiarism service Turnitin. GradeMark opens up further rich possibilities and can prove a useful addition to teachers’ feedback repertoire.

This seminar will first look at the basics of GradeMark, including hands-on time to explore the tool. Then it will consider examples of how GradeMark can be used for a variety of teaching and learning feedback scenarios: for essays, for presentations, for submissions in non-traditional formats such as images and slides, and finally for marking and giving feedback away from a computer via the Turnitin iPad app. As part of the seminar is hands-on, it would be useful if you could bring along a laptop and/or an iPad.

About the Speaker:

Darren Harbutt has over twenty years’ teaching experience which he finds invaluable in his role as an Instructional Designer in the eLearning Pedagogical Support Unit, located in CETL. In his work in education, learning and teaching are always at the forefront, supported by appropriate technology and based on sound pedagogical principles.

Sandwiches will be served with coffee and tea.

For information on registration, please contact:
Ms Ivy Lai , CETL
Phone: 3917 8996; Email: laichun2@hku.hk.