Following this earlier post, our full paper on undergraduate engineers use of video resources is now published in the European Journal of Engineering Education. The lucky first 50 people to click below can see it for free!
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Over the summer I have been a running project looking at how students use a variety of “rich-media”, such as key-concept videos and tutorial solution videos. This sort of material is being used more and more widely in education – for example here at Manchester University lectures are available as podcasts and I use my YouTube channel in teaching – yet there is surprisingly little known about how students use rich-media or what formats and styles are most beneficial educationally. In the project we (me, Ranim Dahli, Fiona Saunders and Andy Gibson) examined how students on first year technical courses used media-rich material. This is the biggest study to date of such usage and also one of the first where the class were all young enough to have used rich-media throughout their earlier education. The full findings of the project will be available shortly in a journal paper and also presented internally and externally to the University, however, the summarised results and conclusions are: Continue reading