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Do short screencasts improve learning?

Jordan, Camilla and Lowe, Tim (2012). Do short screencasts improve learning? In: CETL-MSOR Conference 2011, 5-6 Sep 2011, Coventry University, pp. 63–67.

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The algebra and calculus skills necessary for the study of all mathematical sciences continue to be a problem for a significant proportion of students, even at an advanced level. It is a particular problem for part-time students whose study is spread over an extended period of time. Not all students have a learning style suited to text books and lectures. It is thought that short audio-visual screencasts of handwritten or pre-typed explanations of common mathematical techniques could be of significant benefit to a wide variety of students, particularly those studying part time.

In this article we will report on a MSOR project we have recently undertaken in which we have produced and evaluated the effectiveness of such screencasts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Maths, Stats & OR Network
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Supporting students studying advanced calculus using screencastsNot SetMSOR
Extra Information: CETL-MSOR Conference 2011
Conference Proceedings
Edited by Dagmar Waller
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 32732
Depositing User: Timothy Lowe
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2013 09:27
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:03
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