Using video in the construction technology classroom: encouraging active learning

Hoxley, M. and Rowsell, R., 2006. Using video in the construction technology classroom: encouraging active learning. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 2 (12), pp. 115-122. ISSN 1745-2007

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During the last fifteen years the use of video in the classroom at all levels of education has increased while at the same time most research into educational technology has concentrated on personal computers and the internet. Consequently there is a lack of research into how video is used in teaching at a time when it is one of the most used technologies. What research has been carried out (mainly in the medical education domain) has generally found video to be effective in promoting student learning and that students are receptive to its use. However it is necessary to ensure that students engage in active (rather than passive) viewing. This paper reports the authors’ experience of using the materials produced by the Video Project at the University of West of England (UWE) in teaching Level 1 domestic scale construction technology at Anglia Ruskin University. The research is concerned with how the videos may best be used in the lecture theatre. Data, collected by questionnaire from over 200 students largely support the authors’ approach of using a short but carefully focused quiz as an ‘orienting activity’ to encourage ‘active learning’. Feedback of the quiz results can then be used as the means by which further detail and reinforcement of key points is provided.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Architectural Engineering and Design Management
Creators: Hoxley, M. and Rowsell, R.
Publisher: Earthscan
Date: 2006
Volume: 2
Number: 12
ISSN: 1745-2007
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:07
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:27

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