Student usage of videos containing worked solutions

Wandel, Andrew P. (2010) Student usage of videos containing worked solutions. In: 21st Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AaeE 2010): Past, Present, Future - the 'Keys' to Engineering Education Research and Practice, 5-8 Dec 2010, Sydney, Australia.

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During a prior course offering, a tablet PC was used to generate videos of worked solutions to tutorial problems. This was found to be effective for engaging distance-education students who do not have the capability of attending regular tutorial classes. The benefits of the videos come from the solutions being hand-written on the tablet PC screen while the tutor spoke about the problem. The usage of hand-writing brings a sense of humanity to the solutions, while the audio stream contains a higher information density, thereby enabling background information to be conveyed more thoroughly and substeps described. For the next offering of the course, these videos were made available to the students before the semester began, rather than as the semester progressed. The current study assesses how the students have utilised this tool and how their study behaviour may have changed by having access to the videos throughout the course.


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Additional Information: © 2010 Australasian Association for Engineering Education. The author assigns to AaeE and educational non-profit institutions a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The author also grants a non-exclusive licence to AaeE to publish this document in full on the World Wide Web (prime sites and mirrors) on CD-ROM or USB, and in printed form within the AaeE 2010 conference proceedings. Any other usage is prohibited without the express permission of the author.
Depositing User: Dr Andrew Wandel
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2011 05:31
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2014 04:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: tablet PC; video; tutorial; distance education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1702 Cognitive Sciences > 170203 Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9197

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