Audio-visual feedback provides you with the opportunity to provide audio and visual feedback. This usually means either recording yourself or your computer screen. You can display the students work during the recordings indicating sections or areas which you are referring to helping the student to link your audio feedback directly to their work. This technique can also work well for feed-forward activities where recording examples from previous cohorts can allow you to talk about the common mistakes to the whole group before they tackle the assessment.
Why would I use technology to provide Audio-Visual feedback?
- More personal and conversational in nature
- Conveys tone which can add additional context and meaning
- Additional cues from body language if you are recording yourself
- Contextualised by displaying and highlighting part of the students work
- Alternative medium to text which some learners may prefer
- Many people can talk more quickly than they can type saving them time when generating feedback
How do I use technology to do this?
There are a number of different technologies which can be used to provide students with audio-visual feedback. What technology you use will depend on whether the work is digital or physical (e.g. a sculpture) and if you want to video yourself talking about the work.
- To capture digital work displayed on the computer and your audio feedback consider using Jing, Camtasia or Adobe Captivate
- To capture you talking about and pointing to parts of the students work consider using a web camera or video camera.
- To capture the computer screen as well as video of yourself and the students work consider using Panopto with a web camera or visualiser.
Like audio feedback you will need to consider a few key areas before you begin. In addition to the tips mentioned on the audio feedback page you should also consider the size of the file that is generated using this method. The longer the feedback the bigger the file the more difficult it will be to return to the student. Keep it short and to the point and this will help to keep the file size low and diminish viewer fatigue.