Proposal Title

Making the Cut: Student Perceptions of Animated Videos

Co-Authors

All are attending

Track

Research Project / Assessment of Student Learning

Proposal Abstract

Since the inception of the online education explosion instructors have searched for ways to be more engaging in the online environment. This requires some degree of innovation on the part of online instructors to find ways to further engage students in the material to effect student mastery. The average online classroom contains opportunities for asynchronous communication most often in written form. The discussion forum has become the heart of the online classroom, a place in which peers communicate with peers and instructors assess knowledge of a given objective. Discussion forum expectations vary from institution to institution and from instructor to instructor. Instructors are working to find new ways to interact with students outside of the discussion forum. This session demonstrates how students perceive animated videos at a university in the Southwest. Faculty created animated videos to articulate content that students could easily access through the written lecture and textbook. Students were given a survey to harness their perceptions. The results and emerging themes will be discussed in the presentation. We will also discuss our motivation behind creating videos to engage students.

Session Format

Presentation Session

Location

Room 210

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 30th, 9:00 AM Mar 30th, 9:45 AM

Making the Cut: Student Perceptions of Animated Videos

Room 210

Since the inception of the online education explosion instructors have searched for ways to be more engaging in the online environment. This requires some degree of innovation on the part of online instructors to find ways to further engage students in the material to effect student mastery. The average online classroom contains opportunities for asynchronous communication most often in written form. The discussion forum has become the heart of the online classroom, a place in which peers communicate with peers and instructors assess knowledge of a given objective. Discussion forum expectations vary from institution to institution and from instructor to instructor. Instructors are working to find new ways to interact with students outside of the discussion forum. This session demonstrates how students perceive animated videos at a university in the Southwest. Faculty created animated videos to articulate content that students could easily access through the written lecture and textbook. Students were given a survey to harness their perceptions. The results and emerging themes will be discussed in the presentation. We will also discuss our motivation behind creating videos to engage students.