Re: Dennis aka Osna Correcting Essays per email attachment
- Hi Dennis and all
This is a very interesting topic.
Here's more about and from Russel Stannard if you are interested in the theoretical/pedagogical side of video recording feedback:
Dennis, you should aim at short recordings. I don't know whether this is a paper that your student has to submit and whether the aim is improving his writing. If there is time for editing and you want to avoid having to highlight lots of mistakes (which might be discouraging), I suggest you help your student self-correct.
You could do a minimal marking/correction first by only indicating the lines where there is a mistake and maybe also the number of mistakes in that line. This will help your student self-correct obvious mistakes and slips leaving only the real/serious mistakes for you to provide feedback on via screen recording.
You could do the minimal correction by simply indicating the line numbers or, if you want to give more hints, underline the mistakes and send the document back.
The advantage of screencasting over audio recording is that you don't have to indicate where in the text you are (e.g. by numbering the lines or mistake) because the student can see where you are.
- I can't believe I'll have to miss this memorable event! I'm green with envy :-) The thing is I'm travelling to Salta for the second (and last) week of the winter holidays.
By the way, if Michael and Vance have some days to spare, they might want to take a look at this site: http://www.allaboutar.com/ard_salta.htm
Both the north and the south of Argentina are worth a visit.
Have a great time in Buenos Aires and share lots of photos!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Rita" <rita@...> wrote:
> Hi, Graham,
> It's REAL shame you won't be joining us for a memorable Webhead outing next week! We'll be several female Webheads strolling along Buenos Aires streets escorted by two gentlemen --Vance and Michael..., and sharing FUN ;-)
> A big hug from Rosario, Graham, wishing you were also here!
> --- In email@example.com, Graham Stanley <blogefl@> wrote:
> > Dear Jennifer,
> > you're right - I'll have to do my best to see if I can make it to
> > Argentina sometime soon!
> > Unfortunately, I'll only be in Brazil for the two conferences - I said
> > last time that I'd stay for a holiday afterwards the next time, but
> > it's not going to be possible :(
> > Really looking forward to meeting all the Brazilian webheads, and to
> > meeting Michael and Vance again
> > Best,
> > Graham
> > On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 1:14 PM, Jennifer Verschoor
> > <jenverschoor@> wrote:
> > > Graham you have to come to Argentina!!!
> > >
> > > Are you planning to stay some days here?
> > >
> > > Many webheads would love to meet you!
> > > Regards
> > > Jennifer