How Vosaic Enables Educators to Provide More Meaningful Feedback
December 02, 2019
It’s been proven that receiving feedback is an essential factor in effective professional development. However, it’s also true that not all feedback is necessarily effective. Our team compiled extensive research to come up with common factors that make feedback deeply beneficial. In our research, we found that the best feedback is:
- Specific and relevant
- Timely, ongoing, and consistent
- Emotionally intelligent
Though that list may initially look a little daunting, tools like Vosaic make it easy to check all of the boxes when providing feedback to others.
One of the most difficult parts of both peer and self-evaluation is the level of subjectivity. It’s impossible for observers to catch every detail, and even harder to remember everything that happened after the fact. With Vosaic, users are enabled to watch and rewatch their videos an unlimited amount of times. This ensures that no detail goes unnoticed, and feedback is always objective and trustworthy.
Future-oriented, specific and relevant
Vosaic presents users with the opportunity to provide feedback forms that contain specific observations. For example, a teacher using Vosaic might fill a form with moments such as “asked a question to the class” and “gave in-depth example of concept.” This allows the user to solicit feedback on specific areas, creating input that is more focused and applicable to their goals.
Timely, ongoing, and consistent
Vosaic users have the opportunity to share their videos with others in order to solicit feedback. Rather than waiting for openings in each others’ schedules to perform observations and provide feedback, peers can review and mark up one another’s videos anytime, anywhere.
Users have the opportunity to add tags to each of the buttons in their forms. This allows for deep and meaningful feedback, without participating in a time-consuming and cumbersome process.
Feedback is more trustworthy, relevant, and beneficial when it lacks personal judgement and focuses on the matter at hand. By pairing the objectivity of video-based observation with the specificity of forms, Vosaic allows for more emotionally intelligent feedback.