Chartered ABS Scholarship report – The Digital One Minute Paper

The Chartered ABS is pleased to publish the first in a series of reports from projects that were funded under our scholarships programme. The programme offers funding opportunities for our members to undertake a research project which is of direct relevance to the priorities of the Chartered ABS and of benefit to our members. This report details the findings of a project by Adam Smith Business School which looked at the use of the Digital One Minute Paper (DOMP) as a tool to increase participation and engagement and improve student experience.

The One Minute Paper (OMP) is a formative classroom assessment and feedback mechanism, concerned with asking students questions on what they had learnt in class and areas of difficulty. Researchers at Adam Smith Business School were interested in whether the OMP can be made into a digital tool (a DOMP) as opposed to its traditional use as a paper-based feedback technique. It had been observed that the traditional paper-based OMP was not particularly effective for large classes due to the difficulty in collecting, analysing and responding to feedback in a timely manner.

The intended outcomes of this project included the following:

  • Establish how teaching staff currently get students to participate and engage (e.g. in large, multinational classes, and in online classes).
  • Establish how teaching staff currently overcome the challenge of getting feedback from students and responding in a timely manner.
  • Determine what functionality teaching staff would like to see included in a DOMP.
  • Establish how teaching staff experience using the DOMP using software developed at The University of Glasgow.
  • Establish the demand from teaching staff for a digital tool with real-time analysis of the feedback.

This report presents the findings of this research. It offers helpful recommendations for business school teaching staff who may be reviewing their approaches to obtaining classroom feedback, and outlines the pedagogical implications and software features. To view the full report please click here.

If you have any questions about the report please email Ramin Bokaian (