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Offline Anastasia

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Audio-Recorded Feedback to Students
« on: April 14, 2018, 07:33:20 PM »
[size=0pt]Sometimes, Audio-recorded feedback can make it an easier job to explain complex ideas to students about their writing than text comments. Here, I would like to introduce Kaizena - a Google Doc add-on that can be used to provide students with feedback.[/size]
[size=0pt][/color]This tool is used to give students feedback on their writing. Instructor has to download it on his/her computer and can highlight part of the text in the Google Doc where a student has his/her paper and then add audio and text comments. The length of an audio comment is limited to 30 seconds only which can be seen as a drawback, but at the same time it encourages to give short and specific feedback. The add-on also allows to reply to feedback, which can be used to create a dialog between the instructor and students.[/size]
[size=0pt][/color]The only drawback I see in using kaizena is that students have to install kaizena too in order to see and listen to the feedback comments which adds  a learning curve for them. [/size]
[size=0pt][/color]Comparing to regular text feedback, the audio feedback adds more personal feeling to this assessment. It does not only allow assessment in a form of feedback, but can also encourage communication between students and the instructor. Another point is that it saves teacherís time.[/size]
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