Does MP3 Audio Feedback Enhance Student’s Learning Skills? An International Case Study

Issa, Tomayess, Isaias, Pedro and Issa, Theodora (2015) Does MP3 Audio Feedback Enhance Student’s Learning Skills? An International Case Study. International Journal of Learning, 19 1: 15-28.

Author Issa, Tomayess
Isaias, Pedro
Issa, Theodora
Title Does MP3 Audio Feedback Enhance Student’s Learning Skills? An International Case Study
Journal name International Journal of Learning   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1447-9540
1447-9494
Publication date 2015-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 19
Issue 1
Start page 15
End page 28
Total pages 14
Place of publication Champaign, IL United States
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Feedback in higher education, via either traditional or technology approaches, is essential to promote students' skills and knowledge. This study aims to assess students' responses to the lecturer's 'MP3' audio feedback in four postgraduate units in Australia and Portugal. Two methods are used to provide feedback to the students: traditional and audio 'MP3' feedback. The former tracks via a Microsoft word application system, giving academics the chance to include comments regarding what went wrong, and how things might be improved in terms of the topic, structure, layout, style, referencing, grammar and syntax, and proofreading requirements embedded within the assessment. The 'MP3' approach, on the other hand, recodes the feedback message using the free software 'Audacity'. This 'MP3' contains a personalized message highlighting the good and bad points, and provides suggestions for improving the final submission. This study provides empirical evidence based on three sources: informal and formal student feedback, and an online survey. The 184 students who participated in the study appeared to be pleased and quite satisfied with the 'MP3' audio assessment feedback approach as their learning outcomes and their writing, research, listening, and technology skills were enhanced.
Keyword MP3 Audio Feedback
Learning Skills
Australian and Portuguese Higher Education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation Publications
 
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