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Best Practices for Online Teaching: Individualized Feedback

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At Lincoln Learning, online teaching is what we do best. However, we realize that many teachers are learning how to do it on the fly. You shouldn’t have to go it alone.

As a solutions company, we provide you the educational tools and assistance to meet your needs, whatever they may be. Right now, students need to learn online, and you need to transition to a new learning environment.

To help you with that process, our experienced instructors put their heads together to create a list of best practices for online teaching. Each day this week, we’ll focus on a different topic with tips to help you succeed in your new role as an online teacher.

Best Practices for Individualized Feedback

Communication is one of the most important aspects of being an online teacher. Effective and efficient communication can help mitigate the distance in distance learning. Assignment feedback is the best place to focus your communication. Use these tips to help individualize your feedback to students.

  • Leave prompt and detailed feedback. It lets your students know you are reading their work and you care about how they perform within your course.
  • Include the student’s name within the feedback. For example, you can say, “This is a very well written and organized essay, John.” Sometimes just simply including the student’s name can help personalize your feedback.
  • Reference elements from the student’s work within your feedback. Commenting on specific information from the student’s assignment is a great way to individualize your feedback. The more specific you are, the better.
  • Keep your feedback positive. Try to create constructive, individualized feedback by sandwiching negative comments between positive comments. Always start your feedback with a positive statement and end it in the same manner.

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