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Kate Shoulders, Associate Professor in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences department, gave a presentation at the Teaching and Faculty Support Center (TFSC) Winter Symposium titled “Retire Your Red Pen! Using Video Recorded Feedback to Improve Student Understanding.” Dr. Shoulders focused on the benefits of using video as a feedback mechanism for student […]

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Kate Shoulders, Associate Professor in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences department, gave a presentation at the Teaching and Faculty Support Center (TFSC) Winter Symposium titled “Retire Your Red Pen! Using Video Recorded Feedback to Improve Student Understanding.”

Dr. Shoulders focused on the benefits of using video as a feedback mechanism for student projects, papers, and assignments. It solves some of the problems that traditional written feedback introduces and saves time! It also allows to the student to see and understand the thought process behind the grade the instructor assigns

The Drawbacks of Written Feedback

  • Difficult to write full feedback efficiently
  • Unclear feedback leads to confusion, frustration, lack of learning
  • Takes class time, leads to distraction during class
  • Handwriting can be difficult to read

The Benefits of Verbal Feedback

  • Thought process is fully available to learner
  • Feedback is complete and clear
  • Guiding through the learning process can happen more efficiently
  • Nonverbals
  • build rapport with student
  • Reduces instructor fatigue
  • Students love it!

You can do video feedback right from Blackboard using Kaltura and insert it into any assignment feedback.

This content was developed from a presentation by Kate Shoulders which was sponsored by the The Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center (TFSC) at the University of Arkansas.

The presentation can be downloaded and viewed as a PDF: Kate Shoulders Winter Teaching Symposium Presentation

An example video of Dr. Shoulders’ feedback can be viewed here: Kate Shoulders sample feedback video