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A Walk Down the Red Carpet: Students as Producers of Digital Video-Based Knowledge.
Ryan, Barry
Disengaged and apathetic students are common in many undergraduate classrooms. Learning to these students is a passive process, typified by a consumer-like attitude. One approach to engage students, and enhance the learning experience, is to integrate active learning into the curriculum. The purpose of the pedagogical evaluative study described here was to investigate if student researched, designed and created digital video could act as a viable reusable peer learning resource. Although the use and integration of technology was central to the scope of this project, other ideas such as threshold concepts, the requirement for both active and authentic social constructivist learning, and student empowerment are pivotal to the rationalisation of this research. Overall, students appreciated an alternative method of learning; however, they were more reserved about their perceived learning and the usefulness of the peer generated videos as learning resources. This pedagogical evaluative study suggests that practitioners can introduce student produced digital media as an alternative student centred learning approach whilst simultaneously developing student soft skills.
Keyword(s): Student generated content; digital video; storytelling; student as producer; student as scholar; authentic learning environment; active learning; learner-generated; engagement; pedagogical evaluation; technology; undergraduate; biochemistry.; Education; Life Sciences
Publication Date:
2013
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology
Citation(s): Articles
Publisher(s): Dublin Institute of Technology
File Format(s): application/pdf
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