The feedback I received in my first-ever graduate class was dismal, practically none. Even now, almost a month after the class has ended, I still have not received an official grade, nor have I received feedback on ANY of the projects I completed for the class, including the summative project. All I received as a result of my first graduate class is an unoffical notification of my grade: "You received an A in the class" and a feeling that my professor does not like me very much--that I "bugged" her.
Anyway, this study reveals five characteristics of good online professorial feedback--characteristics I want to be sure to include in the feedback I provide to my students.
The Study: Effective Instructor Feedback: Perceptions of Online Graduate Students