Enhancing Feedback with Technology | Enhancing feedback with technology
Russell's feedback research


Award winning example of technology enhanced feedback


In 2006 Russell Stannard suggested that screen capture technology could be used to provide feedback to students on their written work. His idea was first published in July 2006 in the Modern Language Teacher and was later included in the Times Higher Newspaper. The idea generated widespread publicity and was included in National Student Forum 2009 submitted to the UK government. The idea has generated lots of research and in 2007 France 2 TV interviewed Russell about the idea.

Here are two examples. Russell uses screen capture software to record himself correcting the students work and then sending the video to the students

Example one- Feedback on an article

Example two-Class feedback on presentations

He is short version of a plenary Russell at the Eaquals Conference in Latvia  April 2017. 




 prize THE2008 Russell won the Times Higher award in 2008




History of the idea

Russell's first article was published in the Modern English Teacher in June 2006. In that same year the Times Higher published a large article on the idea.


First article in the Times Higher in 2006





JISC   Russell giving the keynote on feedback. JISC RSC in Scotland




Academic Interest And Research Papers

Here is a selection of my favourite articles on screen capture software and the idea of screen capture feedback.
Peter Matissen has done various studies around using screen capture for feedback in Norway. They cover various areas of the curriculumn

Research in Norway.


Research in Canada


Open University Research on JING



conferenceSweden   In Sweden. Russell has now presented his work in 33 countries. 

What tools can we use?

The original work was done in Camtasia and Screen Corder. Russell now uses SNAGIT. Watch this video to see how easy SNAGIT is to use. It is an ideal tool for providing feedback to students.


Learn to use SNAGIT


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