Transitioning from dependent to more independent learners : Using video tutorials as a means of helping students help themselves

Hogarth, Kate & Luke, Belinda (2010) Transitioning from dependent to more independent learners : Using video tutorials as a means of helping students help themselves. In 2010 AFAANZ Conference, 4-6 July 2010, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Abstract

This paper examines the use of short video tutorials in a post-graduate accounting subject, as a means of helping students transition from dependent to more independent learners. Five short (three to five minute) video tutorials were introduced in an effort to shift the reliance for learning from the lecturer to the student. Students’ usage of video tutorials, comments by students, and reliance on teaching staff for individual assistance were monitored over three semesters from 2008 to 2009. Interviews with students were then conducted in late 2009 to more comprehensively evaluate the use and benefits of video tutorials. Findings reveal preliminary but positive outcomes in terms of both more efficient teaching and more effective learning.

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ID Code: 63209
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 10 Oct 2013 02:03
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2013 13:07

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