The OnTask project, funded through a Strategic Priority Commissioned Grant by the Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) of the Australian Government, involved the collaboration of a number of institutions, including the University of South Australia. One of the collaborators, the University of Technology, Sydney, produced the following overview of OnTask:
Published on Feb 14, 2019
Introduction to OnTask
OnTask is a tool designed to improve the academic experience of students through the delivery of timely, personalised and actionable student feedback throughout their participation in a course
OnTask requires users to create Workflows, where they write simple rules to select a subset of students and create a message that is context-dependent for each student. Student and course data are automatically sourced from learnonline to provide users with a broad scope in their Workflow subject matter
Throughout this help resource, the example used will be addressing the student cohort from a course that are repeating that course and thinking about what data can be utilised to address this at risk cohort.
Before using OnTask, it’s important to consider the following:
- How large is my student cohort?
- What are the key conceptual hurdles in my course?
- How can I use the data to give personalised feedback to every student that ties in with these hurdles?
- What is the purpose of giving this feedback?
The following figure shows an illustration of an OnTask workflow: