Prof provides video feedback on student assignments with Google Glass

September 24, 2014

A finance professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business has turned to Google Glass to help him provide feedback on student papers. Michael Gofman uses the technology to record his commentary on student assignments as he reads them; students then receive a short video that reflects his thoughts as he grades the work. “We’re not just showing their grade and what they did wrong, but how they can improve in the future. The technology was the perfect fit for the problem. Using Google Glass to deliver feedback helps students understand the material better,” Gofman said. Students have responded positively to the new approach: Gofman’s student evaluation scores related to the quality of his feedback increased by 38% over his scores for the previous year, when he did not use the technology. “I think the best way to learn through mistakes is by seeing someone explain it to you,” said one student. Campus Technology