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Using technology to facilitate grading consistency in large classes

Cathcart, Abby & Neale, Larry (2012) Using technology to facilitate grading consistency in large classes. Marketing Education Review, 22(1), pp. 11-14.

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Abstract

University classes in marketing are often large, and therefore require teams of teachers to cover all of the necessary activities. A major problem with teaching teams is the inconsistency that results from myriad individuals offering subjective opinions. This innovation uses the latest moderation techniques along with Audience Response Technology (ART) to enhance the learning experience by providing more consistent and reliable grading in large classes. Assessment items are moderated before they are graded in meetings that employ ART. Results show the process is effective when the teaching team is very large, or there is a diverse range of experienced and inexperienced teachers. This “behind the scenes” innovation is not immediately apparent to students, but results in more consistent grades, more useful feedback for students, and more confident graders.

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ID Code: 49565
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Technology, Grading Consistency , Large Classes, HERN
DOI: 10.2753/MER1052-8008220102
ISSN: 1052-8008
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > MARKETING (150500)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 05 Apr 2012 11:21
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2012 07:26

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