Bilingual use of Grademark Quickmarks

Welcome back to week four of our series on Education Innovation Fund projects. This week we’re hearing from Dr. Mark Connolly in the School of Social Sciences on providing bilingual feedback to students using Grademark.

Once there was a green pen.

A proud pen that worked hard marking countless scripts (often giving the same pieces of advice but we’ll get to that later).

This pen is now abandoned:  like a Pennsylvanian miner or Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 3 it is bypassed by history, emasculated by technology.

I always used the green pen to mark essays. It was my attempt at being student friendly.  When first introduced to electronic marking I was more than skeptical: I saw it as another technological ‘solution’ to a problem that didn’t really exist.  I liked the comfort of my pen and paper based routines.

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