23 March 2015

Using Youtube to enhance learning



Reflection on using youtube to enable my students to learn/revise at their own pace at home and in class.

I started with the ratios videos.  The first time I showed a video one student  said (before even seeing the video) "Its 11 minutes long!".  I have read that 7 to 10 minutes is the ideal length before people lose interest.  So perhaps I could have made this into 2 videos but its one exam question, so to ensure continuity I kept it in one.  I am not sure whether my students just need to get used to this way of learning (after all they can pause and restart the video), or perhaps I  should try to shorten the videos I make from now on.
Another option is to use edpuzzle, this would allow me to insert AFLs during the video.

I used the free version of    http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/ but the volume seemed to be low. I then upgraded to the pro version for only $15 per annum, the volume is louder and I can do basic editing eg Highlight sections and use a freehand tool. However, it takes some practice to write with the freehand tool.

I noticed that I said "that gives us" instead of that equals when doing calculations.

Students Feedback: They say the videos are helpful but some do not have internet access at home.

1. Tax question duration: (duration 6.27 mins)
Contains explanation of 1 question, then 3 questions for students to work on just showing them the final answer.
Spreadsheet with Tax Question solutions..
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzoOi1a8Upiod2JWN0VBSEZ6QTA/view?usp=sharing

Youtube video
https://youtu.be/4lQdwcK7Rv4 




2. Ratios part 1 (duration 11.14 mins)
Contains explanation of how to do exam questions, includes theory and calculations.
https://youtu.be/WZRLHKbsc-o





Google presentations version
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xoWBUSR2CINf3sFQBcS9jNQiInD_nNuskh3EBsvfXh0/edit?usp=sharing




3. Ratios Part 2 (duration 11.33 mins)
Contains explanation of how to do exam questions, include theory and calculations.

https://youtu.be/udD0GqnuSzc


Google presentations version
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wFxBOhrG1JgVIHcerYo7lwUvMYzvMycn9n0UKAAx3eE/edit?usp=sharing



Break Even Point (duration 10.03 mins)
Contains explanation of how to do BEP analysis and draw a BEP chart.
https://youtu.be/72fYkkFOYh8



Google Presentations
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1aED7tNj9pvk1loZp2ZEofQfhpy3bpT9sfG13BTRUW_w/edit?usp=sharing




Creative Commons License
Break Even Point by Miriam Bergin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at https://youtu.be/72fYkkFOYh8.


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