Centre for Learning and Teaching

Audacity audio feedback

In a recent report by JISC Digital Media, students were found to consider audio feedback to be an improvement on written feedback. Elements of audio feedback that lead to this improvement include:

  • communication on a more personal level
  • the ability to present tone
  • motivating students
  • informing students how to improve
  • forcing students to listen to all of the feedback, not selecting only the selections they desire
  • providing an alternative to often ineligible handwriting

Audio feedback at the University

Audio feedback has already been used with some success here. Colleagues in the Department of PoLIS have used this technology to provide audio feedback to students for listening, reading, speaking and writing assessments within undergraduate languages units.

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JISC Digital Media advice on audio feedback
A wealth of information relating to the creating, management and delivery of audio files