Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Technologists are required to perform a variety of communication methods after graduation. Industry has begun producing videos as a communication method for marketing and also requiring videos as part of the employment process. Videos have become prevalent in the workplace and at home. As many students have access to video cameras in their mobile phones and access to inexpensive video-editing software, uploading videos has become a normal activity.
This research builds on previous research about YouTube videos as a student assignment. The video project incorporates the student-as-teacher approach for a research presentation. Further, the video project utilizes experiential learning to encourage students to enter new areas of social media, specifically YouTube. Instead of an in-class presentation, students were asked to create instructional videos like those they view online. The students were asked to present Engineering Technology related research topics. The research topics were in addition or to expound upon topics identified in the course.
Students not only had to communicate technical content but communicate it to a layperson in an easily understood manner. This is one of the most valuable traits of a technologist, to communicate between the theoretical/technical side to an audience with little expertise on the subject. Non-technical faculty also reviewed the videos to validate whether technology students have mastered this important communication skill. Two groups of students were given the same video project framework: construction management technology and computer technology. The combined dataset of the students will be used to determine similarities and disparities in communication, interest, and project format of the two groups.
Mosier, R., & Genereux, W. E., & Rieger, K. (2018, June), Student-made Video Projects in Engineering Technology Courses Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--31021
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