Talking to students: Embedded voice commenting as a tool for critiquing student writing

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Abstract

For some time, writing teachers have used audio feedback to assess students' work. But previous methods using audiocassettes are now dated or impractical for online or distance classrooms. Voice commentary can still be used to evaluate students' writing, however, using Microsoft Word's commenting feature for embedding voice comments. This article explains why this method of commentary is used; discusses students' reactions to the method, tracked over a 2-year period; and provides detailed instructions for using the software.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-475
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Business and Technical Communication
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006

Keywords

  • Audio feedback
  • Embedded voice commenting
  • Microsoft Word commenting
  • Software instructions
  • Student writing evaluation

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