Higher Education

How to Give Effective Feedback to Students

A research-based resource detailing characteristics of valuable feedback, along with methods and techniques for optimizing feedback delivery


This article offers research-based advice to higher ed instructors looking to simplify the process of providing actionable feedback to students.

What’s Inside

  • The importance of feedback specificity
  • Benefits and disadvantages of immediate vs. delayed feedback
  • Pros and cons of various feedback modes, including:
    • Oral
    • Written
    • Video
    • Multi-Modal
  • Feedback delivery technique: dos and don’ts 
  • 12 quick tips for providing optimal feedback
How to Give Effective Feedback to Students