Student-­summarized videos in an Adaptive and Collaborative E-learning Environment (ACES)

Alzahrani, Nouf Matar (2016) Student-­summarized videos in an Adaptive and Collaborative E-learning Environment (ACES). Doctoral thesis (PhD), University of Sussex.

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Abstract

The purpose of this research was to develop a collaborative e-Learning framework using summarised videos as learning media to provide a more efficient learning experience where participants’ engagement and motivations are enhanced. The research aims to increase participants’ overall learning level, understanding level; motivation and communication skills.

For this research, a collaborative environment has been built where students participate in a video sharing system allowing them to create their own summarized
Videos from existing course video material. Students can then share these videos with other system participants with the ability to view, rate and comment on videos. Instructors upload the core video footage, which the students are able to edit and summarize.

Two experiments were run with live modules within the Department of Informatics; a pilot study and full experiment. Feedback from the pilot study was used to develop the framework for the full study. The experiments involved pre and post participation surveys to measure satisfaction and awareness effects. Also, system participation data was used for analysis of engagement and other factors defining the outcomes of this experiment.

The findings showed a considerable increase in student satisfaction regarding their understanding and motivation with video summarization tool used in the experiments. The results of [the] collaboration aspect of the experiment showed a slight increase in their satisfaction on their learning level, however, it had minimal effect on students’ motivation and engagement as no significant difference was noted after using the system.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0980 Types of education > LC1001 Humanistic education. Liberal education > LC1022 Computer-assisted education
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2016 10:35
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2016 10:35
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/63976

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