Using audio for feedback on assessments: tutor and student experiences

Volume/Issue

Vol 1, Issue 7

Date

Friday, 1 July, 2011

Journal Name

New Directions

Author(s)

David J McGarvey
Katherine J Haxton

Abstract

Recently we have been providing individual audio feedback to 1st and 2nd year undergraduate Chemistry students on a variety of assessments (posters, laboratory reports, laboratory diaries) with the aim of providing richer, more detailed and more comprehensible individual feedback than is possible within the same timeframe using written feedback. In this communication, various aspects of the use of audio for feedback are discussed including practical and technical aspects of the recording of audio files whilst viewing and assessing student work, the transmission of these files to individual students, our experiences as tutors of providing audio feedback and the experiences and views of students on audio feedback.

DOI

doi:10.11120/ndir.2011.00070005

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STEM Physical Sciences

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