Institutional Research creates Camtasia video to explain Program Learning Outcomes Brian Bailey / Institutional Research – May 4th, 2011
NWCCU accreditation process for CapilanoUniversityRequirement that each program have clearlyarticulated learning outcomes andassessment methodsInstitutional Research tasked with supporting,enhancing understanding of assessment
Feedback from faculty/staff indicatedconfusion/frustration around exact definitionand construction of Program LearningOutcomes
Create a series of screencasts:1) What are Program Learning Outcomes?2) How to select appropriate assessmenttools3) How to evaluate student work using arubric (set of criteria)
Screencast: a video of your computer screensactivity for the purpose of demonstration,communication, or evidencing of workExamples: http://www.khanacademy.org/Capilano University Institutional Research –Writing Measureable Program LearningOutcomes - download
Requirements:Computer with at least mid-level memory (ie4gb) and processorMicrophoneCamtasia Studio software – IT has licensehttp://www.techsmith.com/camtasia/
EffectivenessSometimes the best way to teach someonehow to do something is to show themSpeed of productionLengthy text documents can be very timeconsuming to prepare and proof, especiallywhen they are describing a step-by-stepprocess or detailed technical information.Screencasts can, by contrast, be very quick torecord and deliver
1. Time/location-flexible learning…Whenever, wherever2. Support Web 2.0 expectations of learners…Allow students to watch personalized learningcontent, comment on what they see,recommend content to others and participatewith learning objects in a Web 2.0 context
3. Enhancement of the learning process…students can be shown exactly how toperform a task or be educated on a givensubject matter - easy access to repetition ofcontent through repeated plays helpsestablish understanding.4. Enhancement of learning engagementcompared to textbooks, copying lecturenotes, etc.
Screencasts for student feedbackScreencasts to support evidencing of learningoutcomesScreencasts to support teacher – to –teachercommunication
Cheap!Easy to use so doesn’t tie up IT resources interms of training and supportVideos are easy to upload and share online(free), places minimal demands on ITinfrastructureEliminates lots of costly and environmentallyunfriendly printing!
Screencasting 101: the Definitive Guide!, TheChronicle of Higher Education, October 1, 2009Screencasting, Tech Pulse of Higher Education,Jonathan Woodwards blog on the use ofemerging technologies in higher education, July20, 2010Institutional Research on Twitter:http://twitter.com/#!/IR_CapUFacebook:http://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Vancouver-BC/Capilano-University-Institutional-Research/171437699573915E-mail: email@example.com