How to Create Rubrics That Encourage Active Learning (Feedback series)
This article dives into methods for creating quality rubrics that can help measure students' performance critically and effectively.
A guide to rubrics for educators (Feedback series)
In this article, we’ll dive into understanding why we use rubrics, what they really are, and how they can contribute to the student learning process.
Scaling asynchronous collaboration at Queen’s University, using Peer Review and Group Member Evaluation
During the 2020-2021 academic year, instructors from Queen's University implemented Peer Review and Group Member Evaluation to foster asynchronous collaboration. In this article you can find their story.
How Boston University enhanced peer feedback and engagement in a large-scale online course with FeedbackFruits Peer Review
Instructors at Boston University successfully facilitated peer feedback and student engagement in large student cohort using pedagogical tools.
Automated Feedback - Opening the way to an iterative feedback system
FeedbackFruits has been trying to reduce writing review time for both teachers and students by using AI. But how does this process work, and why not rely on existing programs to check our work? Read our latest article to find out.
Reduce free-riding and low-quality feedback with Participation Grading (Feedback series)
Instructors from Wageningen University came up with an innovative approach called Participation Grading - to increase the quality of peer feedback, level of participation, and offer a safe learning environment.
Foster lifelong learning with peer feedback (Feedback series)
What are the key elements for effective peer feedback? And how can teachers facilitate peer feedback to support the transfer of of skills beyond the classroom? Check out this article to explore some valuable ideas for yourself.
Feedback and Universal Design for Learning (Feedback series)
Learner variability, Universal Learning Design, and Multimedia feedback are the topics that will be discussed in the second article of the Feedback series.
Feedback: The key to better teaching and learning (Feedback series)
In this very first article of our “Feedback series”, we will explore the concept of feedback, its benefits in teaching and learning, and the mediators for effective feedback.
inspirED 2021: The first step to build a pedagogical community
inspirED 2021 has come to an end, yet the it leaves us with so many valuable lessons about teaching and learning in higher education.
5 essential tips to digitalize authentic assessment
Explore 5 essentials of authentic assessment and how you can digitize this evaluation approach to enhance learner engagement and retention
Preparing students for future careers: NHL Stenden and Design Based Education
NHL Stenden university is applying a novel pedagogical approach to help prepare students for the labour market, with the support of FeedbackFruits tools.
How to create effective peer feedback criteria
Discover how to initiate high quality peer review by utilising 7 essentials in designing peer feedback criteria.
A transformative, and rewarding journey: Ewoud discusses higher education and FeedbackFruits in 2020
Ewoud de Kok, CEO of FeedbackFruits, reflects on the challenges and opportunities that emerged during the pandemic period.
Top articles of 2020: The most popular fruits we grew this year
We would like to wrap up this year with a summary of our 12 best pieces of content of 2020: Let’s have a look!
Online proctored exam: Are you really trusting your students?
Digital proctoring experiences a mighty rise as the online transition occurs. However, is it worth risking students’ mentality to compromise academic honesty?
4 ways to keep students virtually engaged
One major challenge of online learning is to remotely generate the energy, passion and engagement among students. These 4 strategies could aid in laying the foundation for engaging virtual classrooms.
Pedagogy before technology: Towards the ideal education
Educators are the drivers behind educational transformation, but they need the tools to turn creativity into reality. FeedbackFruits wishes to bridge this gap, with pedagogical technology.
How to cultivate a social online classroom: Socialize while social distancing
Discover how to promote social learning while social distancing, by integrating both theoretical framework and technological affordances.
What exactly is collaborative learning?
Learn how collaborative learning can foster a community of engaged, active, and critical students that are eager to participate in online classrooms.
Online Summative and Formative assessment [Myths and Strategies]
Enhance your online assessment practice with our insightful discussion on formative and summative assessment, along with practical testing strategies.
What are the advantages of team-based learning?
Explore the fundamentals of a team-based learning approach, its benefits, and useful strategies to optimize this framework for your online course in this article.
3 pedagogical benefits of FeedbackFruits Discussion Tool
Check out this weeks blog and gain some insight into how FeedbackFruits Discussion Assignment tool aids in developing a new generation of critical thinkers
Ultimate guide to design student behavior for Instructional Designers
Generating positive learning behaviors is absolutely desirable for any online course designers. In this article, we discuss different strategies to help you achieve this goal
How to add FeedbackFruits tools in Microsoft Teams
Impatient to add FeedbackFruits' tools in Microsoft Teams? Discover by yourself how simple it is by following the guide in this article.
FeedbackFruits tools in Microsoft Teams: webinar takeaway
You missed FeedbackFruits webinar with Microsoft Teams? Do not worry: you can easily find the main takeaways and discover the integration in this article.
4 main steps to take for a good HyFlex model implementation
Discover how the HyFlex model is one of the best strategies for Universities to improve online learning and create engaging course design during Fall 2020.
Student engagement and retention in higher education
The best way to retain students for your university is boosting lectures and courses engagement: read here some ways to boost engagement in your institution.
What do university students think about their online learning experience during COVID-19?
Moving online during COVID-19 has not been easy for universities. How did students react to this change, both educationally and economically wise?
Best practices of online teaching that will improve your online course design this Fall
Online education can be tricky to implement. In this blog, we elaborate on the best practices on how to create an impeccable online course for fall 2020.
Best practices for creating rubrics and writing instructions for students
Rubrics are a fundamental part of creating an online course, and both instructors and students benefit from them. It is crutial to know how to build one, and what criteria should that rubric include according to the topic at hand.
What we learned about the power of peer learning in Business Schools
Explore the highlights from our latest webinar The Power of Peer Learning in Business Schools with speakers from the Wharton School of Business!
Why Group Member Evaluation is important for Business Schools
The Group Member Evaluation tool from FeedbackFruits aids business school students to acquire critical skills that can be used in the workplace. This is achieved through active learning and course design.
Australian Inspiration Day 2020: All about teamwork
Our first Australian Inspiration Day together with Deakin University and Griffith University was also the first one in the midst of a global pandemic. Here are our key takeaways from the webinar on June 5th.
Data Silence: How AI is learning discrimination and what FeedbackFruits is doing about it
Artifical intelligence, seen as the future of online learning, could inadvertently lead to discrimination according to studies. In the light of recent Black Lives Matter movement, we discussed its causes and what measures FeedbackFruits takes against it.
What is active learning?
What is active learning and why is it fundamentally different from passive learning? Learn about this powerful pedagogical method that increases students' learning potentials.
What is course design and why it can make the difference between learning and yawning in class?
Course design is a fascinating but sometimes complex concept. Learn why well-crafted, and innovative, course design is best for students’ learning and the mistakes to avoid at all costs.
How is FeedbackFruits adapting to the COVID-19 crisis?
Richard Machielse, CTO of FeedbackFruits gives insights on the effects of the pandemic on EdTech and how FeedbackFruits is managing the changing needs of higher education institutions.
4 ways to assess student performance with FeedbackFruits
With the current COVID-19 situation, teachers will continue delivering their courses online for the following semesters. After uploading courses online and going through remote teaching for weeks, one question still remains in teachers' minds: how are we going to assess our students this semester?
How to create interactive videos for your online classroom?
Studies have shown that allowing students to interact with the course material, other students, or the teacher during an online activity positively affects their learning. Discover how Interactive Video can help in achieving this outcome.
Automated Feedback: early release in response to COVID-19
These times are challenging, but challenging times are a pressure cooker for innovation. This is why FeedbackFruits is releasing Automated Feedback on Writing earlier in response to COVID-19.
How to make your presentation interactive?
With the urgent need for distance education during the COVID-19 pandemic, the loss of student participation and engagement in online classrooms has intensified. At FeedbackFruits, we believe that interactive study materials are key to keep the students connected to the subject throughout the course whether it is online or offline.
How to improve student engagement in online teaching during COVID-19?
Keeping students engaged during online learning is an issue that is yet to be solved. Teachers are required to rethink their existing course design to be able to engage and track students better in virtual environment.
Online Assessment: challenges and opportunities for distance education
After many higher education institutions shifted to distance education, online assessment has become a challenge for many teachers. While applying traditional assessment types online with tech is difficult, this situation is also an opportunity to try new assessment models.
Assignment Review: easy online assessment tool for teachers to assess students
Assignment Review enables university teachers to assess student assignments with their own rubric online.
The rise of online classes after COVID-19: best practices based on literature
The rushed transition to online teaching after the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has left many question marks in teachers' minds. We discussed online courses and explained how teachers can improve them based on existing literature.
How to create a positive, effective feedback culture?
You can create a safe classroom for your students to give feedback to each other by following these 6 principles.
Interactive Document: get your students engaged with online study materials
Interactive Document helps teachers to engage with their students on their text-based study materials. Add discussions in your articles and let your students learn together.
Interactive Video: make distance education engaging
Interactive Video helps teachers to engage with their students through video materials. Add discussions or inline questions in your videos and track your students' interactions.
All FeedbackFruits pedagogical tools are available for free in response to COVID-19
FeedbackFruits makes all 8 pedagogical tools available for free to instructors in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
7 key principles for teachers who just started with online teaching
We listed 7 key takeaways from our partners' experience in creating online courses during COVID-19, which can help guide this process where both time and pedagogic integrity are important.
A day for inspiration
One of the ways we collaborate with universities is through our (bi)annual Inspiration Days. This day is dedicated to sharing ideas and knowledge within the EdTech DoTank.
5 things we learned this Inspiration Day
The FeedbackFruits Inspiration Day is all about sharing knowledge and ideas around expanding our tools’ functionality for future use cases.
Imagine a smartphone without apps
LMS adds substantial value for both teachers and students but using an LMS without plugins is like using a smartphone without apps.
Eliminating free-riding in group work
Students dread group work because they know that not every member contributes equally. Research shows that peer feedback encourages them to reflect deeply on their skills and contribution in a group setting.
Balancing formative and summative learning
Including an element of student-student learning in both formative and summative assessments ensures that the students and teachers together create knowledge that improve the world.
Organizing open-ended assessment at scale for enhanced online learning
This learning activity is designed to organise open-ended assessment at scale. The goal of the activity is to enhance learning through both the forming of knowledge and the assessing of student’s understanding.
Rubric, a teacher’s ultimate sidekick
Rubrics work well to ensure constructive feedback provided by students because they clarify expectations for both targets and quality with students.
Why anonymity can be a valuable element in peer-evaluation?
Because peer assessment is a fundamentally social and collaborative learning activity, learners’ interpersonal beliefs can negatively impact its outcomes. In order to overcome this issue, and to reduce bias, anonymity is necessary.
The impact of self and peer-grading on student learning
Relevant and helpful feedback on work is important to ensure a good learning experience for students. But instead of receiving it only from a teacher, relevant feedback could also be provided by peers.