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I like the sound of that – Audio feedback via the VLE: A mechanism for more effective feedback?

Carruthers, Clare, McCarron, Brenda, Bolan, Peter, Devine, Adrian and McMahon-Beattie, Una (2013) I like the sound of that – Audio feedback via the VLE: A mechanism for more effective feedback? In: Annual Council for Hospitality Management Education Conference, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Queen Margaret University. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

This study aims to ascertain student and staff attitudes to and perceptions of audio feedback made available via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for various types of assessment. Consistent with action research and reflective practice this study identifies best practice, highlighting issues in relation to implementation with the intention of redesigning activities in light of the findings. It utilises four case studies where audio feedback is provided to students using the Wimba voice authoring tool within Blackboard Learn+ for various different types of formative and summative assessment feedback. The intention is to identify where audio feedback via the VLE is effective and why this will be researched via a combination of techniques including a survey, focus groups of staff and students and staff reflective logs. Based on these insights the findings will be disseminated as best practice to other colleagues in the HE sector, in particular focusing on where it is most effective in relation to assessment and feedback i.e. summative and formative, at what level and for which types of assessment.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Ulster Business School
ID Code:29324
Deposited By: Professor Una McMahon-Beattie
Deposited On:28 Apr 2014 13:46
Last Modified:28 Apr 2014 13:46

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