Online Feedback and Social Annotation

Online Feedback and Social Annotation

Published: 23 June, 2021
In this study, 44 first year undergraduate students were involved from a Singaporean university. they took part in a 13 week writing programme, using Hypothes.is “to respond to questions in their tutorial handouts for a period of two weeks.” Working in groups, students responded after “group discussions of 10 to 20 minutes on average” with annotations analysed and coded. In the literature review, research suggests that online social annotation tools are helpful for evidence-based tracking; teachers can gain an insight into how students process information; can reinforce learning; enhance student motivation (with an Internet connection) and in a collaborative context, provide other points of view and co-construction.