McDowell, James (2014) Using video feedback in formative assessments. In: Supersizing it: innovative approaches to teaching, assessing and feeding back to large Engineering and Computing classes, 21st February 2014, University of Derby, UK.

Assessment and feedback repeatedly feature as areas for improvement in NSS (HEFCE, 2011)
Students feel feedback is too little and too late (Hounsell, McCune, Hounsell & Litjens, 2008)
National Student Forum calls for greater use of technology in assessment and feedback (2009)
Number of students entering HE in last 20 years, and with SpLDs (Richardson & Wydell, 2003)
Legislation places a duty of care on institutions to ensure students are not disadvantaged
e.g. DDA (1995), SENDA, (2001), Equality Act (2010)
Students view assessment tasks as hoops to be jumped through (Gibbs & Simpson, 2004)
Cost-efficiency pressures have made traditional model unsustainable (Bloxham & Boyd, 2007)
… larger class sizes, modularisation, widening participation all contributory factors …


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