Out of all the important tools of learning, feedback is one of the most effective ones. Feedback means measuring the learning capacity of a student and criticizing their quality of work by using various tools of education. Because education has been digitalized recently, teachers can’t provide continuous feedback since they have to depend on the assignment play that students submit through a learning management system. Although online learning is very flexible and efficient, it can hinder teachers from giving timely feedback.
Here are some digital tools that can benefit teachers and students by providing feedback;
- Assignment submission features of a software for school management.
- Chat rooms for one on one conversations, and group discussions where the teacher has common feedback for every student.
- The comment box in the assignment itself.
Uploading timely graded sheets and overall progress reports for the week or the month. The progress report is also known as academic feedback.
The ERP full form stands for enterprise resource planning. Hence, an educational institution must abide by the full form and include the correct resources and planning methods for students and teachers so that they can bridge the gap between them by giving valuable feedback and learning from it.
The following are various ways in which feedback works for students;
Token of care
When a teacher provides feedback it means that they want their students to do better in every possible way. Teachers have the choice of not giving personal feedback to everyone because their major task is to teach and clear doubts. However, guiding students about how they can improve their mistakes is a token of care and portrayal of encouragement. Students feel valued and cared for enough which makes them want to work on their mistakes.
The right timing
Every student has a predefined object in their life. Similarly, they make up other goals and objectives that they work for every semester. Providing feedback at the wrong time will make them deviate from their actual goal. Teachers are careful about when they give their feedback. They usually prefer the time after examination, or before a semester starts to begin.
A solution to what and where questions
Whenever a child receives low marks or finds themselves deviating from their academic goals, they question themselves. They question where they have gone wrong, and what could they have done better. The feedback from teachers helps them in answering these questions. Once the questions are answered, students can follow the same pattern of self-questioning and self-improvement in the future and work on their issues.
Valuing strengths and weaknesses
Good feedback helps students to determine their strengths and weaknesses. They practice their strength so that they can keep doing good, and work harder on their weaknesses rather than avoiding them.
Sets the bar for continued practice
Sometimes the students don’t realize how much time they should be spending on a particular subject. They like to go through the features of a learning management system, and keep looking at the uploaded classes because that is easy to do rather than learning materials available. Hence, they have not yet set the bar or stage using which they will measure their progress and time spent on practicing. Feedback can help them do it because it answers most of their questions and helps them to realize what they are missing in their practice sessions.
A boost in morale
Student morale can be boosted only if they feel smart, and think intellectually. This self-confidence comes only after they have managed to continuously succeed in achieving their short-term goals. Continuous feedback keeps them in check because besides making students feel good, it also helps them realize that they are always subjected to making mistakes and improving on them continuously.
Allows reflective learning
Students cannot become efficient if they don’t practice reflective learning. It is the form of learning in which they observe their mistakes first, and formulate ways to overcome the mistakes. These mistakes should not be reflected in any other instances. Feedback gives them a direction in which they should reflect on their mistakes and progress.
The achievement of students can be determined by regular feedback that students receive from teachers of all subjects. When the teachers want students to benefit from feedback the feedback should have an objective or goal. Teachers not only provide their valuable feedback but also ways using which students can take note of the feedback and improve themselves.