Voice recognition software simply types for you as you speak – at a rate that is three times faster than a good typist!
Benefits of this approach
Academics can spend a lot of time producing handwritten feedback. Handwritten feedback tends to be a fairly succinct overview of the work. Finding time to give a student detailed feedback becomes very difficult when there are many scripts to mark.
Whilst a voice file will speak directly to a student as a sound such an approach can be time-consuming also, particularly as each student will need to have a separate file that will be sent as an attachment.
With voice recognition much more detailed feedback can be given simultaneously as you are reading through the document. Separate files are not necessarily required.