Old wine in new bottles: Utilising audio feedback for summative assessment

Stephen Dixon


This paper introduces and outlines the concept of audio feedback, set against models of good feedback practice. Various initiatives and projects regarding the use of audio feedback are briefly discussed, as well as related findings and issues. In particular, both the relational and pastoral potential of audio feedback are discussed, with a focus on how its utilisation may improve academic practice – with the inclusion of anonymised comments from students. Various ways of providing audio feedback to students are explored, including the recommendation of guidelines and procedures. A suggested structure to recordings is also included.