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Is a Video Used as Didactic Content Effective in the Learning Process?

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Seattle, Washington

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June 14, 2015

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June 14, 2015

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June 17, 2015





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Topics in Computing and Information Technologies II

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Computing & Information Technology

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26.1044.1 - 26.1044.10



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Regina Melo Silveira P.E. Universidade de São Paulo

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Regina Melo Silveira is Assistant Professor and researcher at the Department of Computer and Digital Systems Engineering (PCS) at Escola Politécnica - Universidade de São Paulo (EPUSP), since February 2002. Associated to LARC (Laboratory of Computer Architecture and Networks) she works in the Networking area since 1995. She participated in relevants Projects like Poli-Virtual, Multimedia on Demand System, RMAV-SP (São Paulo Internet 2), Tidia-Ae, KyaTera, and Interactive TV for the Brazilian Digital TV System (SBTVD) in partnership with other institutions of education and research. Postdoctoral at University of California at Santa Cruz (2008), obtained her PhD in Computer Engineering at Escola Politécnica (2000), her MSc. in Physics at the Instituto de Física of Universidade de SãoPaulo (IFUSP) (1994) and her BS in Physics at Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP)(1988). Her research interests include: QoS, QoE, advanced applications and optical networking.

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Itana Stiubiener Mrs Universidade Federal do ABC - UFABC

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I am a Doctor in computing engineer by São Paulo University and now I work to UFABC , a new Brazilian University focused in research.

I teach networks subjects for engineering courses and also programming courses for computer and engineering courses and my doctoral thesis was about learning profiles in distance-learning environments. I still conduct researches with my students in this theme and also I research mobile applications and its uses in distance learning environments and also how to produce and use in scale multimedia didactic contents.

My email is and my phone number is 55 11 996186681

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Wilson V Ruggiero LARC-EPUSP

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Wilson V. Ruggiero born in São Paulo, Brazil (1948); earned the engineering and Master degree in Electrical Engineering (1972/75) from Escola Politécnica University of São Paulo and the PhD in Computer Science (1978) from University of California Los Angeles. He got the “Livre Docência” degree (2002) from University of São Paulo. Dr. Ruggiero is a Full Professor at the Computer Engineering Department and the Technical Director of LARC – Computer and Network Architecture Laboratory. His main research interests are: Computer Networks, Computer Architecture, Information Security, Performance Evaluation and Electronic Learning.

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Is a vídeo used as a didactic content effective in the learning process??The tendency is for video usage to grow in coming years and it will become increasingly importantfor institutions that produce and use these multimedia materials for their core activities to configuretheir use in order to evaluate the resources needed.The production of this content requires a sophisticated infrastructure and team to manage the entireprocess, from recording the videos to editing to distribution. Because this process requires time andproduction tends to be expensive, it is important for educational institutions to assess the realbenefit of using video in teaching and learning environments. Based on this finding, we used amonitoring system to verify the student behavior with regards to didactic video material offered,intending to evaluate the degree of knowledge absorption through this media, as well as theirengagement with the subject.There are very few research results on video use and very few tools are available to analyze theeffectiveness from its use in teaching environments and what the real impact on their use in theprocess of learning. There are many studies in marketing and social network analysis, but not ineducational environments.We wish to evaluate the degree of absorption of knowledge through these media, as well asengagement with the subject. The concept of "viewer engagement" can be used in many ways,considering aspects such as usage scenario, age, or user´s cognitive characteristics, or by verifyingthe degree of involvement, using interactive tools and social networks to disseminate information orfeelings about watching the video. In our case, we are more focused on education scenarios, withengineering and computer students.In this paper we present a tool we developed and an experiment we realized with 2 classes, G1 andG2 groups, of engineering and computer courses, totalizing 140 students. In our experiment wetried to create different scenarios that allowed us to estimate the acceptance of the teaching materialin video format, in addition to its impact as an information source. The video was offered through adistance learning environment in which we developed an interface to interact with students,applying them a questionnaire about the subject they were watching, observing if they have had anykind of commentary or any interaction with other students, in the LMS system or in a socialnetwork environment. Continuing the experiment we offered a didactic content in video format toG1 and the same content to G2 group, but in a face-to-face format.At the beginning of the discipline we asked students to realize a learning profile test using a tool wedeveloped and we will present in this paper some preliminary conclusions we achieved by theobservation of some relationship between students learning profile and their performance in thediscipline.

Silveira, R. M., & Stiubiener, I., & Ruggiero, W. V. (2015, June), Is a Video Used as Didactic Content Effective in the Learning Process? Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24381

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