Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Computers in Education
With increasing technological development and wide accessibility of online video content, there has been a corresponding increase in the production and integration of online screencast tutorials in higher education courses. Screencast tutorials are being used to provide and to support instruction at all grade levels (K-12 and college) in online and blended learning environments; we specifically focus on engineering in our study.
The predominant use of online videos by engineering students has been to seek out specific course related tutorial videos to support their learning or to supplement content in traditional teaching courses. However, the characteristics of an effective screencast tutorial for teaching purposes are not well-defined (i.e., is it enough to work an example problem step-by-step in a 5 to 15-minute video or record an entire classroom session on a tablet PC?). In this paper, the survey results of engineering and student instructor perceptions of use and characteristics of online engineering video tutorials are presented. Based on survey results, students are most likely to utilize online video tutorials to complete homework assignments and prepare for exams. Students and instructors consider organization (as characterized by step-by-step, clear, concise) to be the most valued characteristic of quality engineering video tutorials. In addition, specific recommendations are provided, which individual instructors can implement to create effective engineering video tutorials.
Lee, L. S., & Estrada, H., & Khazaeli, M. (2018, June), Student and Instructor Perceptions of Online Engineering Education Videos Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30999
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