Strand: Technology Enhanced Course
The National Student Survey (NSS) (2012) indicates less than 60% of students perceive their feedback as prompt, detailed and offering sufficient clarification to support understanding. This is challenging news for HE institutions and course leaders, particularly as NSS scores could influence course recruitment. As a consequence institutions and academics have sought to deliver improvements on the feedback process and one method used to achieve this has been audio feedback. As with most learning and teaching innovations there has been a subsequent flurry of research into the ‘student’ experience of audio feedback. This study looked beyond the notion of the generic ‘student’ and sought to establish how audio feedback impacted on different learner groups: mature students, traditional undergraduates and those with learning difficulties. This session will share the results of this research and the experience of academics delivering audio feedback. Fundamentally it will address the following two questions:
- How should we approach audio feedback for different learner groups?
- What is stopping us from routinely using audio feedback?