And now it’s public. Sounds Good has been shortlisted for a Times Higher award in the category for ‘outstanding contribution to innovation and technology’. “Wow, I’m amazed!” was my reaction when I was told. The team here at Leeds Met is delighted, of course.
Thanks, colleagues, for all your hard work giving audio feedback to our students. It’s not easy being a pioneer. Thanks, too, for enduring my incessant email briefings and requests for information. The project would be nowhere without you.
There’s no time to rest on our – maybe – laurels, though. We’re already spending the second tranche of JISC money building on our experience, helping more Leeds Met staff begin to use audio for assessment feedback, introducing the tools and techniques in three other institutions, and continuing to spread the (spoken) word.
What will happen at the awards ceremony on 23 October? The easy bit is to predict that lots of folks will be done up in their finery and will have a great time. Beyond that, we’ll have to wait and listen. Either way, Sounds Good feels good.
(Posted by Bob Rotheram)