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Evaluating the integration of Jing® screencasts in feedback on written assignments

Harper, Felicity; Green, Hannelore and Fernandez-Toro, Maria (2012). Evaluating the integration of Jing® screencasts in feedback on written assignments. In: 15th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning , 26-28 September 2012, Villach, Austria.

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The Open University is always keen to develop ways of enhancing feedback to students, since comments on assignments are a key aspect of the distance tuition process. Students traditionally receive detailed written feedback on their assignment scripts in the form of annotations and corrections as well as separate written comments summarising their overall performance. For foreign language speaking assignments, students also receive audio feedback in addition to written summary comments. Jing® [1] , a free software tool, allows the recording of a five-minute video commentary of what is happening on a computer screen, i.e. to make a screencast. Jing® enables tutors to record themselves annotating and commenting on their students’ scripts or to provide a presentation on an aspect of grammar relevant to the assignment. This presentation reports on both the student and tutor responses to the medium, as well as the nature of the feedback in terms of depth and focus.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Authors
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetFELS Strategic Scholarship Fund
Keywords: languages; interactive; computer-aided; assignment feedback; webcast; video; screencast; audio feedback
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 34737
Depositing User: Hannelore Green
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2012 15:45
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 19:24
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