Activity: Academic Talks or Presentations › Workshop › Research
This workshop discussed the use of video feedback for summative assessments in higher education. The workshop shared extracts of video feedback and encouraged participants to reflect on the practicalities and effectiveness of using video feedback. This workshop was based on our research surrounding providing video feedback for a Level 4 assessment. The assessment was a study skills e-portfolio, created using EduBlogs. Video feedback was recorded using Kaltura and embedded in the students’ EduBlog for them to engage with. There is a growing body of academic literature that discusses the use of video feedback in higher education (for example, McCarthy, 2015; West and Turner, 2016). It is argued that video feedback can provide a more accessible and engaging feedback experience for undergraduate students (Crooke et al., 2012). It is important to further explore and evaluate the use of video feedback as NSS data from 2005-2013 illustrates that student satisfaction with 'assessment and feedback' is the lowest scoring scale (HEFCE, 2014, p.25). It is therefore vital to consider what kind of comments and forms of feedback students define as 'useful'. The use of video feedback can be seen as an innovative form of summative feedback that may help address low student satisfaction scores in this area. This practical workshop was designed to support members of staff involved in teaching and assessment, particularly those who may be interested in embedding video feedback in their practices.