As a part of our fellowship project we carried out focus group surveys with 24 LCF students (Curtain Rd based, D&T courses) . 66% (16 students) had not seen the LCF video resources under the Blackboard Fashion Portal tab but 83% (20 students ) had accessed websites and watched on-line videos broadly related to their subject. The most commonly mentioned sites were TED.com, Style.com, Vimeo (broadly), Youtube (broadly). 85% answers stated “own on-line search” or “friend’s advice” as the way of finding those sites/videos, 74% answers stated home as the location from which the videos were accessed. The data suggests that whilst the students are open to using on-line resources, they are more likely to follow friends’ recommendations than those of academic or technical staff . These are preliminary findings, and we hope to extend our research into next autumn term 2012 so we can gather more data from LCF students.
If you press ‘read more’ on the first blog titled “Exploiting the potential of video in teaching” Even though this video is very slow, I quite like the very well explained sections and how the viewer is drawn to focus on certain parts.
I like the theme & focus on the learning outcome in the blog. This style of learning video is proving to be very popular among technicians and students I show it to at LCF…perhaps it will catch on ?