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Automated feedback to facilitate the understanding of filmed best practices
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
Stockholms unviersitet, Social Sciences, DSV.
2011 (English)In: 4th Annual Conference on e-Learning Excellence in the Middle East / [ed] Youssef Mohamed, Anwar Syed Aziz, International council for open and distance education , 2011, 339-348 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

One popular way of transferring knowledge about professional situations, is to describe best practices to students. A best practice may, for instance, describe how some professionals successfully solved a difficult problem in an organization. At the University of Stockholm we have experimented with replacing lectures with filmed best practices. The films show dialogues between teachers solving a problem and they are then available in a YouTube like format on the course web page. The weakness of this strategy is that it does not allow for direct communication and interaction between the students and teachers. We will demonstrate an approach to solve this problem by allowing the student to test his knowledge by getting automatic feedback concerning the understanding of the films. This was done by letting the students answer questions directly after seeing the films and then provide the student with an automatic feedback concerning if the feedback was right or wrong. Empirical tests show that the method works well. We recommend companies and universities to try similar methods. The empirical data strongly suggested that it is worthwhile to invest in the proposed strategy. The arguments for this, is that it is economically feasible and also pedagogically effective.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International council for open and distance education , 2011. 339-348 p.
Keyword [en]
Best practice, interaction, filmed lectures, automated feedback
National Category
Information Science
Research subject
Computer and Systems Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-65044ISBN: 9789948159476OAI: diva2:460720
4th Conference on e-Learning Excellence in the Middle East
Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU)Available from: 2011-12-01 Created: 2011-12-01 Last updated: 2011-12-16Bibliographically approved

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