Is there potential to use embedded digitally recorded comments as a form of feed forward, enabling greater flexibility and enhancement to the assessment and feedback progress within Higher Education?

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Abstract

The effectiveness of feedback within traditional educational environments has prompted much debate.
With the arrival of social software and Web 2.0 technologies for learning, digital audio is now being
considered as a way to improve the quality of feedback and enhance the students learning experience.
Supported by the body of work written by educationalists, a multi-faceted environmental scan that
consisted of assessment, the use of embedded digital audio as a feed forward tool and associated
technology, was conducted to ascertain if there is a potential to embed recorded auditory feed forward
comments within students electronically submitted formative and summative course work. A multiple
research methodology that incorporated techniques from qualitative and quantitative methods was
used for the empirical data collection and to facilitate triangulation, thus reducing bias in the analysis.
Participants were students and tutors from Edge Hill University in Ormskirk, West Lancashire. This paper focuses on student and tutor responsiveness. It describes how there is a potential to use embedded digital sound files in HE, and that its use seems to enable greater flexibility in the feed forward process, whilst being a technology that tutors are prepared to use and students find easy to understand. Any problems encountered are discussed and suggestions for improvement in the feed forward process included.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2009
EventA Word In Your Ear Conference 2009: a one day conference about the use of audio feedback in higher education - Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Dec 200918 Dec 2009
http://research.shu.ac.uk/lti/awordinyourear2009/

Conference

ConferenceA Word In Your Ear Conference 2009
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySheffield
Period18/12/0918/12/09
Internet address

Keywords

  • Embedded
  • Digital
  • Recording
  • Feedbacl
  • Feed Forward

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