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Creating audio feedback

When creating audio feedback, it is suggested that:
  • you build the recording in sections. Use the pause button so that you  can read a section of student work and then record;
  • don't try for BBC standard quality but leave the 'mis-speaks' and correct them immediately. Erasing and re-recording will add significantly to your time;
  • you introduce yourself to the student, be quite informal and confirm what you are providing feedback upon eg an assignment or a draft;
  • outline the main elements of the comments that you will be discussing;
  • keep referring to the assessment criteria;
  • provide specific links to where you are offering feedback eg "In your introduction, ...."
  • offer a few, reasonably attainable, suggestions for improvement, even if the work is excellent;
  • invite comments from the student about the audio feedback
  • finish in a friendly way;
You may also want to listen to your recordings especially for the first few times.
More detailed guidance from the Sounds Good Project is also available and a checklist.
Links are provided to different ways in which audio feedback can be created:
ALT has also created an area discussing options for audio creation.
 You may also like to refresh yourself with generic guidelines about providing feedback such as that offered by Nicol at Strathclyde.
One of our tutors outlines how she creates audio feedback.

Generating audio feedback