Constructing a streaming video-based learning forum for collaborative learning
Chih-Kai Chang, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 13, Number 3, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
As Web-based courses using videos have become popular in recent years, the issue of managing audio-visual aids has become pertinent. Generally, the contents of audio-visual aids may include a lecture, an interview, a report, or an experiment, etc., which may be transformed into a streaming format capable of making the quality of Internet-based videos acceptable to learners using a limited bandwidth. Although the streaming technique enables learners’ accessibility to audio-visual aids, such usage still firmly supports to instructors’ perspectives. In fact, distance learners can contribute ideas in both text and audio-visual formats. However, previous research has not considered the feasibility of contribution of audio-visual aids by distance learners. The objective of this study is to argue that audio-visual aids from distance learners should be considered in designing a Web-based course. To demonstrate this concept, this report first introduces a screen camcorder tool which enables learners to record activity in a computer desktop as videos in standard format or streaming format. Then, a collaborative learning strategy, called Jigsaw II, is applied to encourage expertise groups to contribute streaming videos for training other learners. Moreover, the summarized information about how learners use the videos contributed by others is reported to support instructors’ pedagogical requirements. Hence, student portfolio analysis of streaming video-based collaborative learning is applied for an instructor to understand the impact of videos contributed from distance learners. Finally, a preliminary survey of technology acceptance is administered to 37 learners. The results show the feasibility of audio-visual aids contributed by distance learners.
Chang, C.K. (2004). Constructing a streaming video-based learning forum for collaborative learning. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 13(3), 245-263. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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