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Students and teachers are more receptive to video feedback

May 24, 2018

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Some educators are finding that giving students video feedback is a more effective strategy than traditional methods and more accurately portrays their impressions of a students’ work. And researchers say there may be good reason for it.

The Hechinger Report describes one Chicago-area English teacher who found that oral responses to English papers were widely praised by students and that his use of videos seemed to result in better work, with students feeling less deflated by criticism and teachers’ critiques of assignments taking less time.

Those findings mirrored the results from researchers, who have also discovered that people in general have an adverse reaction to the red pen and that video may be more descriptive.

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