Ms. Faure and her team launched a team-based digital video presentation project for 200+ students in Engineering 1181/1182, replacing an in-person PowerPoint presentation. Students developed multimedia explanations of research projects conducted during the semester, which were presented in a showcase at the end of term and, optionally, made available in iTunes U and other venues. In addition to the impact on the 200+ students in Spring 2013 and the potential of 2,000+ students in future semesters, the project developed best practices for video assignments in large-enrollment courses, such as equipping computer labs capable of large-scale video production, training students in basic digital literacy skills, and developing standard assignments and assessment rubrics for instructors.
This pilot project ran during Spring 2013. Among the highlights of the project’s successes:
- Developed best practices for video assignments in large-enrollment courses, such as
- equipping computer labs capable of large-scale video production
- training students in basic digital literacy skills
- developing standard assignments and assessment rubrics for instructors
- Generated collection of OSU student presentations suitable to be included in student eportfolios
- 97% of students recognized “development of presentation skills and strategies” are important or very important for their careers; however, only 39% said they were “confident in their ability to use screen recording software (e.g., Camtasia)” entering the course versus 94-99% for other technologies used in the course.
- Multimedia-based final project grades were not significantly different from traditional final project grades of previous terms.