I have two big learning environment design questions about feedback on individual assignments: 1) How do I create a pattern that will most likely lead to meaningful review/acceptance of the feedback by the learner? 2) How do I design for feedback that might lead to sustained reflection or evidence of learning (i.e. ongoing improvement based on the feedback)?
For me, the key to creating meaningful feedback on individual assignments is intentionality. In other words, I want to design every aspect of the assignment intentionally around the integration and use of feedback.
The pattern below addresses this intentionality by dividing the assignment int two phases — draft and final — and incorporating two types of feedback — facilitator and peer feedback. The idea is to generate sufficient perspective perspective and encouragement to prompt the learner to carry some or all of the feedback offered moving forward to the final draft.