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Soundcloud for assessment


I have used Soundcloud for some time now to listen to music compilations as many of my friends share mixes via social media. More recently I begun to explore the potential of this service with assessment and feedback. Simply create and account, upload an audio recording, and tag/comment throughout the audio recording where learners meet certain assessment criteria. Setting the files to private as opposed to public is an essential option to stop people searching and locating your file – however a ‘secret link’ is available which you can then share with your students for personalised feedback. This method significantly improves the validity and integrity of assessment methods, feedback is personalised and replies can be added to comments, and it can also be made available for standardisation of external verification exercises remotely by sharing the secret link (if sampled). Even better is the fact that you can access the file and feedback on your SMART Phone (I have tried the iPhone) so let me know if it works on android devices.

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