S. Baker, S. Dawson, A. Pardo, & C. Colvin
The Y1Feedback project is a partnership between four Irish Higher Education institutions, which aims to
enhance feedback dialogue in first year undergraduate programmes through the use of digital technologies, to
better support student transition. The project has conducted a review of feedback practice across partner
institutions and a synthesis of feedback literature. Informed by this work, the project has identified a set of
features of effective feedback for first year together with a set of technology-enabled feedback approaches.
Currently, there are 20 case studies in progress to pilot these approaches. This paper reports the findings from
the review of feedback practices and outlines features of effective feedback and approaches that educators can
implement to better support first year transition.