This presentation showcases an innovative approach to enhancing the student engagement and experience in completing assignments: namely, by providing advice in staged, filmed consultation sessions. The presentation builds on existing research about ‘instructor-made videos’ (‘IMVs’) in higher education teaching and learning. This research highlights the benefits of, and offers reflections on, this novel way of developing IMVs to enhance student learning.
Four IMVs were developed in a third-year capstone Health Systems course at the University of Auckland. The clips, available on YouTube from the start of semester, were able to be accessed by the students at any time.
Method(s) of evaluative data collection and analysis
This initiative was evaluated through qualitative research. Comments from 192 students from four end-of-semester course surveys (S1, S2 2016 and S1, S2 2017) were analysed to determine effectiveness.
Evidence of effectiveness
All of the IMV-related comments were positive about the impact of videos on student learning and assessment quality. This will be discussed during the presentation along with the clips that made them engaging and helpful.
About Raj Shekhawat
Dr. Raj Shekhawat is a passionate teacher and very active in higher education teaching and learning research. He is a Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Fellow, HERDSA officer for Professional Learning Portfolio and HERDSA New Zealand committee member. His excellence in teaching was recognized by the University of Auckland and he received the prestigious Butland Award for Early Career Excellence in Teaching 2017 for his innovation and excellence in teaching.