EdTech: How to improve feedback using audio and video
Using videos, structured sets of annotated still images and sound recordings can be a great way to provide feedback.
This is particularly true when the work you are assessing is an event or performance of a task: when you want to know how well an apprentice changed a washer, not how well they wrote it up afterwards - or when written responses are a barrier rather than an enabler because of reading, language, physical or other difficulties.
This module looks at how you can try out these media and adopt them into your practice to improve the quality of feedback to your learners.
This module will show you how you can improve feedback by using images, audio and video.
After completing this module, you will be able to:
• determine the benefits and challenges of incorporating images, video and sound files into feedback in your own practice
• identify learning contexts and situations where images, video and sound files will improve the quality of feedback you deliver to learners.
Digital Teaching Professional Framework
This module covers the EdTech component - E1a : Assessment and feedback strategies
- Use digital assessment tools to monitor the learning process and obtain information on learners' progress.
- Use digital technologies to enhance formative assessment strategies, e.g. using classroom response systems, quizzes, games.
- Use digital technologies to enhance formative and summative assessment in tests, e.g. through computer-based tests, implementing audio or video (e.g. in language learning), using simulations or subject-specific digital technologies as test environments.
- Use digital technologies to scaffold learners' assignments and their assessment, e.g. through ePortfolios.
- Use a variety of digital and non-digital assessment formats and be aware of their benefits and drawbacks.
- Critically reflect on the appropriateness of digital assessment approaches and adapt strategies accordingly.
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Some more concrete examples would be good
Worth noting that some of the research in this area shows that multimedia feedback is perceived by the students as being richer even when the actual content is identical to written alternatives. The human voice conveys a lot more than text.
We do use photographic evidence but definitely could use recorded verbal feedback and video evidence.
For teachers this is a good idea as it will help students gain evidence for their assessments and coursework.
Audio/visual feedback is a great way to help learners improve and reduce teacher workload, too. The four elements in the assessment were useful to remember, too.
no stars, very poor
interesting, if not immediately clear in instruction
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