Further comments brilliant I am quite happy with it I have no problems with using the system, i prefer it to the paper hand in. I was very happy using grademark. Infinitely better than traditional method of handing work in. It is easy to use and time saving It was really simple to use. Less stressful - no paper work!
Pros of Grademark easy access to it easy, quick, free, simple I found it extremely easy to use the online submission system. It is easy to use and saves on the hassle of printing and having to travel to the library if you don't live in the city centre. It means that I can stay at home and email my work over instead of driving 40 minutes and killing polar bears. It's easy to use and you get feedback much quicker than traditional feedback formats. It's simple, easy to use and saves students time. Feedback is clear and legible. Quick, efficient and economical. Also access from home without having to visit the school office makes submission much easier. So much easier than having to spend half an hour finding a computer in the library just to print your work off. Feedback is received much quicker too. Works especially well for a student who has numerous deadlines. It causes less stress when submitting as, online campus centres, there aren't any queues or paper work to fill out. The feedback is also useful as it is easily accessed.
Cons At this level of academic study the impersonal method of marking online trivialises the hard work put into essays. Ideally, (time allowing), essay feedback should involve intimate, constructive discussions between the lecturer and the student, instilling positivity in the student and providing specific aims to achieve improvement in the next piece of work. This is impossible and viewing essay feedback online is a little bit detaching from reality. I think that it takes internet usage a little too far! I can think of no cons I think the system is fine. N/A None. slightly confusing when trying to get to your personal feedback, partly due to it being a new system and is alien to everyone still don't have some grades of my presentations Very minimal con - although it is useful and easy to access feedback, sometimes it is better to discuss in person with the tutor/lecturer. Wasn't sure how to find feedback on my essay initially via blackboard, could be clearer.
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