The exercise facilitates a situation in which feedback on student assignments is made visible in an online service, for instance Word Online. This will enable students to view each other’s submitted work and the feedback provided by the teacher. They must work together to improve their writing skills through online writing collaboration.
The purpose of the exercise is to give the students text-oriented feedback in writing on exercises, assignments and partial submissions. When both submissions and teacher feedback are made accessible to all students, they gain an insight into each other’s work and may learn from the teacher’s feedback to their fellow students. Viewing their fellow students’ products gives them an opportunity to both recognise their own mistakes in other students’ work, harvest inspiration and improve their own written material. This helps articulate academic expectations to students’ assignments that might otherwise be overlooked and potentially creates a space that invites students to reflect more on their observations and ask questions.