Sounds Good: reflections, challenges. Bob Rotheram E: [email protected] Sounds Good. ‘Quicker, better assessment using audio feedback’ Coursework: formative, summative, individual, group Leeds Met Leeds Met, Newman, Northampton, York St John [Subject centres: Engineering, GEES].
Some students prefer written feedback
Should staff oblige?
Effort to produce, student ‘skimming’…
Some want audio + written
Whether/how to do it?
Handheld recorder more convenient?
record direct to MP3; USB port
Keep files short (<5 mins?)
‘Good enough’ sound quality (32kbps mono?)
Get approval for audio use
Better, but may not be quicker
Give an extended trial
Worth it for some assessment, esp.
if detail, personal touch valuable
Other uses of audio!
Kit easy to use
Money no problem
It wasn’t me, guv!
(Comments, questions)Success factors(Rotheram, 2009)