The Advantages and Disadvantages of Personalised Audio Feedback (PAF) at the Europe Campus in the Era of Sound-Bites and GDPR: A Two Case Analysis

This session took place as part of the 2022 Learning and Teaching Forum Conference.

The presenters were Christakis Liasidis.


Aim: Tips for making the recorded feedback messages more understandable, less boring, and more ‘fun’. Takeaway: An interactive discussion will be held with participants on the challenges faced in PAF and engaging with them to propose solutions relevant to their particular subject areas and/or issues with PAF in general (including GDPR). This session (presentation) raises the issue of personalized audio feedback (PAF), a practice that has been piloted recently at the Europe Campus. Two cases of such practice will be presented (UG & PG level), discussing the positives and areas of concern that have emerged, and proposing adjustments to improve the overall student learning experience. The issue of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is also raised, considering that audio feedback sent to a student from a module leader could easily be widely disseminated (FB, Internet, Blogs) etc. Colleagues may be interested in this session because they will become more acquainted with PAF practice, and if they already use it, they can become further engaged in figuring out ways out of the deadlock that such practice can create. Issues such as PAF, as well as group/class general audio feedback, will be discussed in an effort to find an appropriate balance between individualized and general audio feedback that seeks to balance the needs of students and the department as a whole. Best practice ‘tips’ will be provided related to improving this practice to ensure that students indeed listen to the entire recorded audio file and do not just focus on their mark. Those who come from disciplines where PAF may appear inappropriate and impossible (e.g., Engineering, Applied Sciences), since feedback needs to be given on numerical exercises, would see the value of it, and attempt to follow a similar practice with certain alterations.

You can access the recording of this session at this link:

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Personalised Audio Feedback (PAF) at the Europe Campus in the Era of Sound-Bites and GDPR: A Two Case Analysis (UoY Panopto log-in required)

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