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Are you listening please? The use of electronic audio feedback.

Lunt, Thomas and Curran, J (2009) Are you listening please? The use of electronic audio feedback. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 35 (7). pp. 759-769.

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Feedback on students' work is, probably, one of the most important aspects of learning, yet students' report, according to the National Union of Students (NUS) Survey of 2008, unhappiness with the feedback process. Students were unhappy with the quality, detail and timing of feedback. This paper examines the benefits of using audio, as opposed to written, feedback in an attempt to overcome student criticisms. Using the Audacity audio software MP3 feedback files were created and sent to 60 students either via a VLE or email. The students were asked to complete an online survey on audio feedback. Twenty‐six students responded. The results were, generally, very positive. The use of audio feedback seemed to have overcome the problems reported by the NUS survey. Students are at least 10 times more likely to open audio files compared to collecting written feedback. The paper concludes with reflections, and advice, on introducing audio feedback.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
Curran, J
Date : 1 September 2009
DOI : 10.1080/02602930902977772
Copyright Disclaimer : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education on 1 Sept 2009, available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords : feedback, audio, audacity, MP3 files, technology
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 29 Sep 2017 09:59
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 18:57

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