a one day conference about the use of audio feedback in higher education

A Word In Your Ear 2009 - Audio Feedback

Welcome to A Word In Your Ear!

Papers, session recordings, PowerPoints are being made available here

The practice of using digital audio to provide feedback is an important area of emerging academic practice. The diversity of approaches and associated issues evident in higher education will be demonstrated and discussed through 16 short papers, 12 posters, and 3 workshops.

There will also be a series of 'Challenge Circles' during the day in which participants will be invited to post and respond to key challenges. Ask your colleagues what they think are the key challenges to introducing audio feedback and other innovative feedback methods before you set off.

A panel of students will reflect later in the day on their impression of the conference and the ideas they have heard.

We look forward to meeting you. (Joining instructions will be emailed to all those registered and will appear here shortly)

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Conference Date: Friday 18 December 2009

Venue: Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB.
Website: http://research.shu.ac.uk/lti/awordinyourear2009/

About the conference

This national conference brought people together from higher education in the UK and beyond who ,

Keynote: Bob Rotheram

Bob RotheramBob Rotheram, National Teaching Fellow at Leeds Metropolitan University, led the innovative and highly successful JISC-funded project “Sounds Good: Quicker, better assessment using audio feedback”. Sounds Good showed that students like receiving audio feedback on their work and staff appreciate its advantages. Bob will use his keynote address to reflect on the project and highlight the main findings, practice tips and limitations. He will also point out the some of the challenges if audio feedback is to be more widely adopted for assessment in higher education.


Conference programme and outputs

The programme is available here and alongwith the proceedings. Some presenters have produced full papers and these are being made available through this website. Other outputs from the conference, including Challenge Cards and Tip Card contributions are being made available (January 2010) - perhaps with photographs of the conference and the snow that has begun to fall!

The podcast feed contains audio case studies produced prior to the conference and contributed subsequently, as well as recordings from many of the sessions.

Contributions were made by academics, students, educational developers and learning technologists in UK higher and further education in the form of,

Who is A Word In Your Ear 2009 for?

The conference attracted academics, support and development staff, HE managers, and students interested in developing and supporting innovative pedagogy in the area of assessment and feedback, and those with responsibility for e‑learning and academic strategy.

Contact Andrew Middleton (a.j.middleton@shu.ac.uk) for more information

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