Getting Ink Done - Digital: A Tool for Efficient Feedback and Assessment
Abstract: This article investigates the use of digital ink as a feedback tool for assessment and discusses it as a potentially time-saving instrument for the grading process. The author recounts his journey as an alternative grader who has experimented with several types of course management systems as he transitioned from the high school classroom to higher education. After arriving at the use of digital ink to handwrite on students’ rubrics, his experience of providing student feedback was forever changed. Literature regarding digital ink is examined, and ultimately three essential qualities of digital ink are highlighted which have particular value for the field of education.