Dos & Don’ts of Efficient (Online) Feedback

Decorative: Two heads in silhouette, each with a speech bubble -- one saying "feed" and the other "back" to make the word "feedback"


"Dos and Don’ts for Providing Effective and Efficient Feedback in the Online Classroom" (online article; pdf) provides 16 strategies (8 "dos," 8 "don'ts") for giving efficient online feedback under the following headings:

  • Nature of feedback (3 points)
  • Time management (4 points)
  • Emergent technologies (5 points)
  • Alternative approaches (4 points)

Note: Many of the points are applicable to the general process of giving feedback as well.