From Workshop to the Web: Reflections on the Journey in Producing Vidcasts to Enhance Student Learning Angela Shapiro, Effective Learning Service Aidan Johnston, Caledonian Academy TECHEDUCA, 19 th May 2010
Previous research indicated students wanted to attend workshops.
Wanted to meet students’ needs by application: more flexible approach
Impractical that every student can attend workshops/repeat sessions or students to meet with ELS staff face to face.
page Academic Year 2008-2009 - ELS usage statistics Total number of student appointments Total number of face to face appointments Total number of on line appointments Total number of face to face workshops Number of users online support guides 2,111 (+20.8) 1,677 (+7.98%) 481 (+63.5%) 191 (+4.94%) 7,375 (+ 60.47%)
Applied action based research to replicate in complementary and engaging ways, workshop learning experiences online via a browser based website, and offline, as a vidcast, downloaded to personal mobile device.
Aiming to evaluate the extent of the contribution of e-learning technology to enhance learning and teaching practices, and for students to develop generic academic writing skills.
Challenges in initial stages of project page Vidcast Approach Traditional Workshop