It just depends what you want really I suppose. You can give feedback with forums too as the teacher can add a comment but with the online text assignment a student can't (easily) attach a file or an image, but you might not need to do that. It is certainly a lot quicker to set up the online text assignment but then with a forum you can have an on-going "conversation" /reflection area with the student that is recorded in the forum thread rather than the online text which doesn't lend itself as well to that.
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