Learning about SOLO – using self regulation and feedback to increase student achievement

Alice Leung, DigitalKoans, , Dec 10, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Interesting post on the Structured Observed Learning Outcome (SOLO). "The reason why we are investing quite heavily into SOLO," writes Alice Leung, "is because as teachers, we know that self-regulation and quality feedback are the two of the most effective elements in increasing student achievement." This post outlines mechanisms for describing learning intentions and success criteria and has a sample activity (11 pages, Scribd) and presentation used with students (5 page Scribd). Reflection is good; this is a pretty simple tool but I like the way it approaches the need to be reflective.

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