A Technologically Based Approach to Providing Quality Feedback to Students: A Paradigm Shift for the 21st Century
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 8 No. 1 (2007): Vol-8-Issue-1-January-2007
The purpose of this article is to provide busy professors, teaching in the 21st century a technologically
based approach to providing quality feedback to students. This innovative and effective, yet relatively
simple option will result in a pedagogical paradigm shift for the 21st Century. Technology is ubiquitous
in higher education. Students use technology to apply to a university or college, enroll in courses, sign
up for a campus email address, apply for financial aid, purchase books, and pay tuition and fees.
Likewise, professors use technology to submit the schedule of courses they will be teaching in the
upcoming semester, correspond with colleagues and students via email, receive direct deposit. This
technology based pragmatic paradigm shift by students and professors has resulted in a much faster,
simpler and more efficient process of the mundane functions of institutions of higher education. In the
same manner, a technology based pedagogical paradigm shift for professors providing quality
feedback to students will result in a much faster, simpler and more efficient process.