Voice Feedback– Save Time, Increase Engagement

Written feedback has been a staple in the grading process in higher education. Although, sometimes written feedback (like any communication medium that is overused) can become white noise to students who often admit they don’t read it. Audio feedback is an option that saves time, cuts through the ‘noise,’ and is a preferred feedback avenue of students (Ice, 2007).

The following link will take you to my page where you will find audio feedback samples, video, and a few articles.

Here are a few resources for creating or sharing audio feedback:

  • Audacity is a free tool for you to edit audio files.  You can use it to record, edit and then export it as an audio file.  You can either send this audio file directly to students, or uploading it to a hosting site (such as SoundCloud) and send it to students as a link or embed it in your course.

  • SoundCloud:  Soundcloud, as shared in a recent Adams Center presentation, allows you to record and share your audio feedback.   If you intend to record something without having to edit it, this is the easiest tool to use.

  • Notability:  is an app for iPad and iPhone (Android) that allows you to mark up a document, use audio feedback, and much more.

Ice, P. (2007). Using Asynchronous Audio Feedback to Enhance Teaching Presence and Students’ Sense of Community. The Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 11(2)

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