Evaluation of embedded audio feedback on writing assignments

Janet K. Graves, Joely T. Goodman, Maribeth Hercinger, Margo Minnich, Christina M. Murcek, Jane M. Parks, Nancy Shirley

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The purpose of this pilot study was to compare embedded audio feedback (EAF), which faculty provided using the iPad® application iAnnotate® PDF to insert audio comments and written feedback (WF), inserted electronically on student papers in a series of writing assignments. Goals included determining whether EAF provides more useful guidance to students than WF and whether EAF promotes connectedness among students and faculty. An additional goal was to ascertain the efficiency and acceptance of EAF as a grading tool by nursing faculty. The pilot study was a quasi-experimental, cross-over, posttest-only design. The project was completed in an Informatics in Health Care course. Faculty alternated the two feedback methods on four papers written by each student. Results of surveys and focus groups revealed that students and faculty had mixed feelings about this technology. Student preferences were equally divided between EAF and WF, with 35% for each, and 28% were undecided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-44
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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Graves, J. K., Goodman, J. T., Hercinger, M., Minnich, M., Murcek, C. M., Parks, J. M., & Shirley, N. (2015). Evaluation of embedded audio feedback on writing assignments. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(1), 41-44. https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20141224-04

Evaluation of embedded audio feedback on writing assignments. / Graves, Janet K.; Goodman, Joely T.; Hercinger, Maribeth; Minnich, Margo; Murcek, Christina M.; Parks, Jane M.; Shirley, Nancy.

In: Journal of Nursing Education, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2015, p. 41-44.

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Graves, JK, Goodman, JT, Hercinger, M, Minnich, M, Murcek, CM, Parks, JM & Shirley, N 2015, 'Evaluation of embedded audio feedback on writing assignments', Journal of Nursing Education, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 41-44. https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20141224-04
Graves, Janet K. ; Goodman, Joely T. ; Hercinger, Maribeth ; Minnich, Margo ; Murcek, Christina M. ; Parks, Jane M. ; Shirley, Nancy. / Evaluation of embedded audio feedback on writing assignments. In: Journal of Nursing Education. 2015 ; Vol. 54, No. 1. pp. 41-44.
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