Activating Boxmind: an evaluation of a web‐based video lecture with synchronized activities

Joiner, Richard and Durkin, Catherine and Morrison, Derek and Williams, Lisa (2003) Activating Boxmind: an evaluation of a web‐based video lecture with synchronized activities. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 11 (3). pp. 19-30. ISSN 0968-7769

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of synchronous computer‐mediated communication activities in a video e‐lecture. Previous research has reported that learning is facilitated when communication activities are added to a video lecture. Twelve postgraduate students participated in the study and they viewed a video e‐lecture on the perspective‐taking theory of communication. The lecture consisted of a video image of the lecturer, an audio track, slides, the transcript and a number of communication activities. They were given a pre‐test a week before the lecture and a post‐test a week after. They were also asked to rate the helpfulness of various aspects of the lecture. Students’ post‐test scores were statistically significantly higher than their pre‐test scores. They found the audio track, transcript, slides and activities helpful. The most helpful aspects were the communication activities. The implications of these findings are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
Divisions: ALT-J Journal
Depositing User: Justin Smith
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 10:39
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 09:09

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