Immediate, targeted feedback
The best time to provide feedback is during or immediately after a learning activity. Manual marking does not lend itself to this, sometimes not providing the student with feedback until weeks afterwards, by which time the student and educator have moved onto the next activity. Within Smart Worksheets, students get real-time feedback as they type. This encourages them to critically examine their answers before submitting and allows them to immediately learn from the feedback given and progress in their understanding.
Dr Bhaven Patel from London Metropolitan University, worked with LearnSci to develop the Identification of an Unknown Compound Smart Worksheet, now available in our Collection. Immediate feedback increased students’ confidence and ability to analyse analytical spectra and problem-solve.
Understand your students
Gain immediate insight into student progress with detailed worksheet data. Understand their level of ability, difficulties they may have, and common issues that require further attention. You can review student attempts question by question using our unique Timeline Mode feature.
Dr Alexandra Moores from the School of Biosciences at the University of Kent used the Numeracy Smart Worksheet, available in our Collection, as a diagnostic tool. The Smart Worksheet identified the mathematical skill level of incoming first-year students within the Natural Sciences division who may have been affected by the cancellation of FE examinations and online learning throughout 2020. It enabled the teaching staff to direct additional support to where it was needed most. Further details of this Smart Worksheet and its use are available in our case study.
Reclaim your academic time
Automated grading and feedback within Smart Worksheets make unmanageable marking burdens a thing of the past. With grading synced to your LMS/VLE grade book, time can now be better spent supporting your students further. Over 80 ready-made Smart Worksheets are available in our Smart Worksheet Collection. No need to dedicate large amounts of time to resource development - they’re already built for you.
The Collection covers a wide range of science and mathematical topics and concepts including:
- Organic Chemistry - curly arrow mechanisms, characterising molecules
- Fundamental Principles - errors, mole calculations, statistics, scientific terminology and notation
- Biosciences - ecology, enzyme kinetics, molecular biology, nutrition, pharmacology
- Lab Skills - titrations, spectroscopy, solutions and dilutions, yield, chromatography
- Chemistry - Beer-Lambert, thermodynamics, kinetics, pH and buffers, equilibria