inspirED 2021 has come to an end, yet the it leaves us with so many valuable lessons about teaching and learning in higher education.
Explore 5 essentials of authentic assessment and how you can digitize this evaluation approach to enhance learner engagement and retention
NHL Stenden university is applying a novel pedagogical approach to help prepare students for the labour market, with the support of FeedbackFruits tools.
Discover how to initiate high quality peer review by utilising 7 essentials in designing peer feedback criteria.
Ewoud de Kok, CEO of FeedbackFruits, reflects on the challenges and opportunities that emerged during the pandemic period.
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!
Digital proctoring experiences a mighty rise as the online transition occurs. However, is it worth risking students’ mentality to compromise academic honesty?
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.
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.
Discover how to promote social learning while social distancing, by integrating both theoretical framework and technological affordances.
Learn how collaborative learning can foster a community of engaged, active, and critical students that are eager to participate in online classrooms.
Enhance your online assessment practice with our insightful discussion on formative and summative assessment, along with practical testing strategies.
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.
Check out this weeks blog and gain some insight into how FeedbackFruits Discussion Assignment tool aids in developing a new generation of critical thinkers
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
Impatient to add FeedbackFruits' tools in Microsoft Teams? Discover by yourself how simple it is by following the guide in this article.
You missed FeedbackFruits webinar with Microsoft Teams? Do not worry: you can easily find the main takeaways and discover the integration in this article.
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.
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.
Moving online during COVID-19 has not been easy for universities. How did students react to this change, both educationally and economically wise?
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.
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.
Explore the highlights from our latest webinar The Power of Peer Learning in Business Schools with speakers from the Wharton School of Business!
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.
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.
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 and why is it fundamentally different from passive learning? Learn about this powerful pedagogical method that increases students' learning potentials.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 enables university teachers to assess student assignments with their own rubric online.
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.
You can create a safe classroom for your students to give feedback to each other by following these 6 principles.
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 helps teachers to engage with their students through video materials. Add discussions or inline questions in your videos and track your students' interactions.
FeedbackFruits makes all 8 pedagogical tools available for free to instructors in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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.
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.
The FeedbackFruits Inspiration Day is all about sharing knowledge and ideas around expanding our tools’ functionality for future use cases.
LMS adds substantial value for both teachers and students but using an LMS without plugins is like using a smartphone without apps.
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.
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.
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.
Rubrics work well to ensure constructive feedback provided by students because they clarify expectations for both targets and quality with students.
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.
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.
Find out how an instructor from Wageningen University helped her students improve their peer feedback abilities using the power of AI and clever course design.
Teachers at Maastricht University successfully used Group Member Evaluation to address free-riding in group work while improving the feedback quality.
In our very first use case featuring Automated Feedback, a teacher from University of Groningen successfully utilised the tool to reduce error checking time while improving students' academic writing skills.
The Peer Review tool was used within Minor Data Engineering course. Various feedback moments were planned within the course, whereby students would receive feedback from both peers and the expert.
For this featured use-case, we will elaborate on how a professor at Oslo Metropolitan University has set up a combination of self-assessment and peer-review.
This course, in the context of scientific research in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences, aims to develop academic skills. The assumption was that organising peer feedback via FeedbackFruits would reduce the complexity, workload and improve the process overview.
Students in this Ecology course are independent 3rd year level students that work in small Problem Based Learning sessions. The instructor aims to normalize the feedback culture.
Discover how MIT xPRO conducted an open-ended discussion in a manufacturing course with FeedbackFruit's Discussion. This tool has been co-created together with MIT following the Dotank process.
Discover how IE Business School used our Interactive Document tool to improve student’s knowledge and skills on the fundamentals of programming.
Discover how OsloMet used the tool Comprehension to train teachers to academic reading. The tool helped students to engage and increased the preparation before class.
Discover how the University of Amsterdam prepared students for upcoming topics with videos during a Spanish course. Interactive Video gives students a safe space to let their opinions about the material be heard.
At HULT International Business School, the tool Interactive Presentation was used in BBA courses to provide international students with equal opportunities to contribute during presentations and ask/answer questions about the course content.
Discover how Wageningen University & Research increased the quality of peer reviews and student participation, offered a safe learning environment, and delivered a scalable teaching method with Peer Review.