Student appreciation of data-driven feedback: a pilot study on OnTask

Yi Shan Tsai, Rafael Ferreira Mello, Jelena Jovanović, Dragan Gašević

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Feedback plays a crucial role in student learning. Learning analytics (LA) has demonstrated potential in addressing prominent challenges with feedback practice, such as enabling timely feedback based on insights obtained from large data sets. However, there is insufficient research looking into relations between student expectations of feedback and their experience with LA-based feedback. This paper presents a pilot study that examined students' experience of LA-based feedback, offered with the OnTask system, taking into consideration the factors of students'self-efficacy and self-regulation skills. Two surveys were carried out at a Brazilian university, and the results highlighted important implications for LA-based feedback practice, including leveraging the g'partnership' between the human teacher and the computer, and developing feedback literacy among learners.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLAK21 Conference Proceedings - The Impact we Make: The contributions of learning analytics to learning
Subtitle of host publicationThe Eleventh International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge
EditorsMaren Scheffel, Nia Dowell, Srecko Joksimovic, George Siemens
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450389358
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventInternational Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference 2021 - Online, Irvine, United States of America
Duration: 12 Apr 202116 Apr 2021
Conference number: 11th (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference 2021
Abbreviated titleLAK 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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  • Feedback
  • Feedback literacy
  • Learning analytics
  • Learning theories
  • OnTask

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