Feedback is a key part of all classroom learning. It’s the absolute best way to measure if your students have understood something or not. But online learning is different, you can’t look around your classroom to see if your students are with you, and you can’t adapt your learning as you go according to the level of understanding in the room.

How to create effective feedback

So what can you do? It’s pretty standard practice to have a test or a quiz as you go, but did you realise that the way you write your feedback is the key to unlocking the learning for most participants?

I’ve recently written an article that goes into this in much more detail, and for that you’ll want to check out the Training Industry blog.

In the article I talk about two key areas:

  • Feedback as part of the educational strategy: this is to test the ‘lucky guess’ approach and make sure that learners know why the solution they have selected is correct or incorrect.
  • Feedback as encouragement: humans thrive on encouragement, so using feedback in this way is a really important way to improve overall engagement in your course, and give learners a reason to keep investing their time and energy.

Further reading

If, after your trip to the Training Industry, you’re still looking for articles and resources to quench your eLearning thirst, here are a couple of places to start:

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