Journal article

Towards Next Generation Rubrics: An Automated Assignment Feedback System

Nilupulee Nathawitharana, Qing Huang, Kok-Leong Ong, Peter Vitartas, Madhura Jayaratne, Damminda Alahakoon, Sarah Midford, Aleks Michalewicz, Gillian Sullivan Mort, Tanvir Ahmed

Ajis : Australasian Journal of Information Systems | Australian Journal of Information Systems

Abstract

As the use of blended learning environments and digital technologies become integrated into the higher education sector, rich technologies such as analytics have shown promise in facilitating teaching and learning. One popular application of analytics is Automated Writing Evaluation (AWE) systems. Such systems can be used in a formative way; for example, by providing students with feedback on digitally submitted assignments. This paper presents work on the development of an AWE software tool for an Australian university using advanced text analytics techniques. The tool was designed to provide students with timely feedback on their initial assignment drafts, for revision and further improvem..

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