Online feedback op schriftelijk werk: betere feedback in minder tijd

Translated title of the contribution: Online feedback on writing: better feedback in less time.

B.A.M. van den Berg, M.E. van der Hulst

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Feedback is a powerful teaching technic to raise students’ performance, provided that the feedback is informative on how to improve, is given in a timely manner and students have the opportunity to act upon it. Therefore, many institutions want their students to receive feedback on their performance more frequently. However, this policy seriously increases teachers’ workload, especially when written work has to be assessed. Recently, digital marking tools are developed that have the potential to help teachers to give good feedback in an efficient manner and thus to save time.

This study reports about teachers’ and students’ use and evaluation of two digital marking tools (Turnitin and WinVision) in normal educational practice. Data were gathered by online questionnaires and interviews. A substantial number of teachers reported that the use of the marking tool was time saving, without negatively impacting on the feedback quality. The vast majority of the teachers is willing to use the marking software in the future. Students were positive about the digital feedback tools as well.
Translated title of the contributionOnline feedback on writing: better feedback in less time.
Original languageDutch
Article number2
Pages (from-to)4-19
Number of pages15
JournalTijdschrift voor Hoger Onderwijs
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • beoordeling van schrijfopdrachten
  • digitale feedback
  • digitale beoordeling


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