One of the keys to engaging online learners and facilitating critical thinking is providing students with timely, meaningful, and actionable feedback.

Webinar: Providing Effective Student Feedback

Good feedback is:

  • Timely
  • Instructional
  • Consistent

Good feedback also:

  • Highlights a specific knowledge or skill
  • Focuses on thinking (not writing mechanics)
  • Moves a student’s work forward
  • Provides a model or example
  • Invites the student to give the instructor feedback
  • Encourages the student to ask for the kind of feedback s/he needs

Source: (Johnson, 2013) and (Orlando, 2016)

In this webinar, UNE Online’s Instructional Design Team explores

  • What is feedback? (And what isn’t it?)
  • Purpose of feedback
  • Strategies you can use right now

Webinar handout

Providing Effective Student Feedback WEBINAR – Handout



References and Resources

Hattie, J., & Timperley, H. (2007). The power of feedback. Review of Educational Research, 77(1), 81-112. doi:10.3102/003465430298487

Hattie, J. (2009). Visible Learning: A Synthesis of 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement. Routledge.

Johnson, A. (2013). Excellent online teaching: effective strategies for a successful semester online. Middletown: Aaron Johnson.

Orlando, J. (2016). What Are the Secrets to Providing Highly Effective Feedback to Students? Lecture presented at Mentor Commons Retrieved February 7, 2017, from

Wiggins, G. (2015, January 27). What feedback is and isn’t. Retrieved February 07, 2017, from

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