Articles | Volume 5
30 May 2024
 | 30 May 2024

getFeedback!: Feedback-Based Learning while Identifying a Caravan Site Location

Eva Nuhn, Laura Spang, and Sabine Timpf

Keywords: Tutorial Feedback, Peer Feedback, Case Study

Abstract. A new teaching and learning approach has been implemented in the BSc course Geodata - Geoinformation - Geoknowledge. This course is part of both the Geography and Geoinformatics bachelor programmes at the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Augsburg. In the course we combined a case study with a new tool - get- Feedback! - that allows both tutorial and peer feedback. In the case study students had to find an optimal location for a caravan site. It was divided into the following tasks: identification of criteria for the location of a caravan site, identification of data sources for the criteria, and design of the analysis workflow including GI methods. In addition, tutorial and peer feedback was provided using the getFeedback!-Tool. Students were asked to complete a pre- and post-test to assess learning. Analyses of the test results showed that the more tasks students completed, the better they performed on the post-test. We conclude that getFeedback! combined with a case study is a valid tool to support students in the acquisition of professional competences.