Innovative Teaching at Penn State (ITAP) Lunch Series: Student Perceptions of Feedback in Large Courses
Presented by Maggie Slattery, Assistant Dean and Director of Penn State's Office for General Education; Laura Cruz, Associate Research Professor, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence; Julia Kregenow, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Astronomy; and Jenay Robert, Research Project Manager, Teaching and Learning with Technology
Thursday, 4/23/2020, 12:05 - 1:20 p.m.
Mann Assembly Room, Paterno Library and via Zoom

This series of talks will highlight interesting teaching innovations at Penn State. The goals is to help further build a community of instructors who are interested in improving learning by their students. All are welcome. Lunch will be provided to pre-registered Mann Assembly room attendees courtesy of the Schreyer Institute.   

Much of the emphasis in learning assessment is on the importance and benefit of frequent feedback. The effectiveness of such methods has primarily been studied in small to medium size classes, and the challenge of providing effective and efficient assessment for large enrollment courses remains. Computerized grading using artificial intelligence (AI) provides a possible technological solution to provide this feedback. Studies have compared student perceptions of courses that use AI grading versus tailored instructor grading, but research isneeded to compare student perceptions of AI grading versus multiple-choice assessments. This study assesses student perceptions of course value, as related to the modality of feedbackand assessment, specifically as it applies to large enrollment general education classes. This project would not be possible without collaboration and support provided by GradeScope.

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