Daniel Bear

Bio: Dr. Daniel Bear has a PhD and MSc in Social Policy (Research) from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His doctoral work at the LSE focused on the role of drugs in the policing practices of street-level officers in community policing teams. He completed his undergraduate work in Sociology (Hons) at The University of California at Santa Cruz. Before starting graduate school Daniel worked for three years with the American Civil Liberties Union, the largest civil rights law firm in the US. He has conducted research on many areas of the criminal justice system, but is primarily focused the issues of drugs policy and drugs policing. He has been teaching at the post-secondary level since 2009.

Abstract: Feedback on students’ work is an important aspect of the educational process, but providing good feedback can be difficult, time consuming, and all too often is ignored. In an effort to improve students’ uptake of the feedback and reduce the amount of time necessary to produce high-quality feedback educators can harness digital audio commentary tools available in many learning platforms. This project explores how one professor has incorporated digital audio technology to provide spoken comments to students about their work in conjunction with digital marking of their submitted work.


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