AMSTERDAM, June 15, 2022 (Newswire.com) - FeedbackFruits' paper "Automated Feedback: an AI-powered tool to scale micro-level feedback for better academic writing" has been selected from a plethora of submissions for Best Paper Award at the EUNIS Congress 2022, one of the most prominent European platforms for sharing knowledge on digital transformation in higher education. Co-written by Wilco te Winkel, Information Manager at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Ziwei Huang, Associate Product Manager at FeedbackFruits, the paper explains the Automated Feedback tool and its co-creation process.
The idea for Automated Feedback was sparked in 2018, when Wilco expressed the need for AI in teaching and learning to the FeedbackFruits team. This sparked the "Edtech DoTank" collaboration between Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, and FeedbackFruits to develop the tool. The tool harnesses artificial intelligence to increase the quality of students' written work, as well as stimulate their autonomy and self-motivation.
Wilco te Winkel emphasized the importance of the EUNIS Award: "This award is a great recognition of the great amount of teamwork put into the development of this tool. Automated Feedback is a critical first step in providing students timely, personalized feedback on academic writing at scale. We intend to keep on developing this tool to provide even more meaningful feedback to students all over the world."
Ziwei Huang attributes this achievement to the company's commitment to centering educators in developing pedagogical technology. "We have involved educators at every step of the way in the development of Automated Feedback. It's their passion for improving their students' learning and keen eyes for improvement that made Automated Feedback such a fast-growing and well-loved product."
This achievement has validated FeedbackFruits' mission of transforming higher education in collaboration with educators via accessible technology. FeedbackFruits, along with Erasmus University Rotterdam, EUNIS, and many other institutions have achieved this under guidance of the 1EdTech consortium's open standards for seamless integration with technological platforms and tools.
FeedbackFruits is an Amsterdam-based EdTech scale-up, which co-creates pedagogical tools that drive student engagement and teacher productivity. Together with over 100 institutions worldwide including thought-leading institutions across 12 European countries, FeedbackFruits is helping faculties create engaging, meaningful learning experiences. For further information, visit feedbackfruits.com.
About Erasmus University Rotterdam and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Erasmus University Rotterdam is a public research university located in Rotterdam, Netherlands, with seven faculties focusing on four areas: Health, Wealth, Governance, and Culture. For more information, visit eur.nl/en.
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (RUAS) is a dynamic knowledge institute for higher education, providing practice-focused, flexible education that allows all students and staff to play an important role in innovative projects. For more information, visit rotterdamuas.com.
About the European University Information Systems organization (EUNIS)
EUNIS is the association of IT leaders in European higher education.
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