Author Topic: Positives and Negatives of Using Screencast (Video) Feedback to Students  (Read 2572 times)

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I found a recent article that shared an experimental study of using screencast video feedback to undergraduate, university-level ESL students' writing samples. I will share the link to the article, as well as a summary of the findings and implications for practitioners.


Link to article: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304494225_Effectiveness_of_Using_Screencast_Feedback_on_EFL_Students'_Writing_and_Perception

Takeaways:
1. Receiving feedback through screencast videos helped students reshape ideas
2. Receiving feedback through screencast videos helped students organize their writing
3.Receiving feedback through screencast videos helped students vary sentence structure
4. Receiving feedback through screencast videos was personal
5. Students found screencast videos helpful because they can go back and forth
6. Students found screencast videos helpful as they understand where they have lost marks
7. Students were aware of the encouragement and constructive comments provided by the teacher
8. Make sure video quality and sound quality are adequate
9. Loading times of the videos were a negative aspect
10. Students felt more engaged in the feedback process through screencast videos
11. Students wanted continued use of video screencast feedback
12. Make sure the teacher's responses are comprehensible, and at a speed/level where students can clearly understand
13. Time consuming for the teachers


Continued studies on this type of feedback would be beneficial, but overall it looks helpful for students and actually gets them to incorporate their feedback into future revisions.
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Here is another recent study which focused on saving time through the use of screencast feedback:


https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331976076_Student_Perceptions_and_Use_of_Technology-Mediated_Text_and_Screencast_Feedback_in_ESL_Writing


"Observations supported these student assertions as students working with screencast feedback took less time to revise, remained in the target language and did not need to ask clarification questions, which was not the case with the text feedback. Successful changes were made at similar rates for both types of feedback with screencast resulting in a slightly, but not significantly, higher average percentage of successful global changes. To consider feasibility, the study also compared the length of time to create each feedback file, finding that video feedback offered a 33% time savings."