Audio feedback – a bibliography

The Audio Feedback toolkit is currently being constructed.


Blackburn, M. (2015). I am not a superhero but I do have secret weapons! Using technology in higher education teaching to redress the power balance. Journal of Pedagogic Development, 5(1). Online at:

Carruthers, C, McCarron, B & Bolan, P. (2014). Listening and learning: reflections on the use of audio feedback – an excellence in teaching and learning note. Business and Management Education in Higher Education 1(1): 4–11.

Carruthers, C., Mccarron, B., Bolan, P., Devine, A., Mcmahon-Beattie, U., & Burns, A. (2015). ‘I like the sound of that’ – an evaluation of providing audio feedback via the virtual learning environment for summative assessment. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 40(3), 352-370.

Davis, C. & Ryder, A. (2009). Using an old technology in a new way or using a new technology in an old way? – exploring the use of audio feedback post-teaching observation. Proceedings of A Word in Your Ear Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, 18 December 2009.

Davis, C., & Ryder, A. (2012). Using an old technology in a new way or using a new technology in an old way? Exploring the use of audio feedback post-teaching observation. Middlesex Journal of Educational Technology, 2, 30–40.

Dixon, S. (2015). The pastoral potential of audio feedback: a review of the
literature. Pastoral Care in Education, 33(2), 96-104, DOI: 10.1080/02643944.2015.1035317

Emery, R., & Atkinson, A. (2009). Group assessment feedback: The good, the bad and the ugly. A word in your ear conference proceedings (pp. 1–7). Retrieved from

France, D., & Ribchester, C. (2008). Podcasts and feedback. In G. Salmon & P. Edirisingha (Eds.), Podcasting for learning in universities. Maidenhead: Society for Research into Higher Education/Open University Press.

Gleaves, A., & Walker, C. (2013). Richness, redundancy or relational salience? A comparison of the effect of textual and aural feedback modes on knowledge elaboration in higher education students’ work. Computers & Education, 62, 249–261.

Gould, J., & Day, P. (2013). Hearing you loud and clear: student perspectives of audio feedback in higher education. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 38(5), 554–566.

Ice, P., Curtis, R., Phillips, P., & Wells, J. (2007). Using asynchronous audio feedback to enhance teaching presence and students’ sense of community. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 11, 3–26.

Ice, P., Swan, K., Diaz, S., Kupczynski, L., & Swan-Dagen, A. (2010). An analysis of students’ perceptions of the value and efficacy of instructors’ auditory and text-based feedback modalities across multiple conceptual levels. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 43, 113–134.

King, D., McGugan, S., & Bunyan, N. (2008). Does it make a difference? Replacing text with audio feedback. Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 3, 145–163.

Lau, L. (2008). Use of audio feedback to foster a sense of care on learning progress in an online module. Higher Education Academy. Retrieved from

Lunt, T., & Curran, J. (2010). ‘Are you listening please?’ The advantages of electronic audio feedback compared to written feedback. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 35, 759–769.

Laughton, D. (2013). Using audio feedback to enhance assessment practice – an evaluation of student and tutor experiencesStudent Engagement and Experience Journal2 (2).

McGarvey, D., & Haxton, K. (2011). Using audio for feedback on assessments: Tutor and student experiences. New Directions, 1(7), 5–9.

Merry, S., & Orsmond, P. (2008). Students’ attitudes to and usage of academic feedback provided via audio files. Retrieved from

Middleton, A. (2011). Media-enhanced feedback case studies and methods: Papers produced to support the media‐enhanced feedback event.

Middleton, A. & Nortcliffe, A. (2010). Audio feedback design: Principles and emerging practice. International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Lifelong Learning, Special Issue on Electronic Feedback: feasible progress or just unfulfilled promises, 20(2), 208—223.

Middleton, A., Nortcliffe, A. & Owens, R. (2009). iGather: learners as responsible audio collectors of tutor, peer and self-reflection. Proceedings of A Word in Your Ear Conference, , Sheffield Hallam University, 18 December 2009.
Middleton, A. (2011). Digital voices: making stronger connections with the recorded voice. Educational Developments, 12, 6–8.

Middleton, A. & Nortcliffe, A. (2009) Effective assignment feedback through timely and personal digital audio engagement. In: O’Donoghue, J., ed. ‘Technology-Supported Environments for Personalized Learning: Methods and Case Studies. Hershey Pennsylvania, USA: IGI Global.

Middleton, A. (2008). Audio feedback: timely media interventions. Third International Blended Learning Conference, “Enhancing the Student Experience”, University of Hertfordshire, UK, Wednesday 18th – Thursday 19th June 2008

Morris, C. & Chikwa, G. (2016). Audio versus written feedback: Exploring learners’ preference and the impact of feedback format on students’ academic performance. Active Learning in Higher Education, 17(2), 125-137.

Nortcliffe, A. & Middleton, A. (2011). Smartphone feedback: using an iPhone to improve the distribution of audio feedback. International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education Special Edition, 48(3), July 2011, 280-293.

Nortcliffe, A. & Middleton, A. (2008). A three-year case study of using audio to blend the engineer’s learning environment. Engineering Education: Journal of the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre, 3(2).

Nortcliffe, A., & Middleton, A. (2007). Audio Feedback for the iPod generation. International conference on engineering education (pp. 3–5). Retrieved from

Olesova, L., & Richardson, J. (2011). Using asynchronous instructional audio feedback in online environments: A mixed methods study. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 7, 30–42

Orsmond,  P.  &  Merry,  S.,  (2008).  Students’ attitudes to and usage of academic feedback provided by audio files. Bioscience Education, 11(3).

Rotheram, B. (2009). Sounds good: quicker, better assessment using audio feedback. JISC Final Report.

Ryder, A. & Davis, C. (2016). Using audio feedback with distance learning students to enhance their learning on a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education programme. Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal,1(1), September 2016

Sipple, S. (2007). Ideas in practice: developmental writers’ attitudes toward audio and written feedback. Journal of Developmental Education, 30(3), 22-24,26,28,30-31.

Walker,  M.  (2009).  An investigation into written comments on assignments: Do students find them usable?  Assessment  &  Evaluation in Higher Education, 34(1), 67-78.