Teaching & Learning Fellowship update


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.


Example of learning video: how to use an overlocker machine

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Link originally brought to my attention by Chris Follows (I think?). Very topical to this project, its from the University of Derby Learning Technology Blog:


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 ?