Blended Learning with Authentic Tasks using Digital Video Tutorials
Khang-Miant Sing, National Institute of Education, Singapore, Singapore
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Educators exploit various resources to enhance learning, and given the ubiquitous nature of the internet, many of such resources are now web-based. One such learning resource is web-based learning object (LO). A web-based learning object is a digital unit of learning resource. The youths are enamoured with web-based video tutorial (a form of learning object, LO) because they can receive just-in-time (JIT) multimedia step-by-step guide to learning (with video recordings of the computer screen and audio narratives), anytime and anywhere in the world—as long as they have access to the internet. This paper describes the use of digital video tutorials anchored by authentic tasks in a blended learning (a blend of online and face-to-face learning) course of 28 pre-service teachers to create their own web sites (as artifacts) using a web authoring tool as a coursework fulfilment. Some positive learning outcomes or possibilities and suggestions for future implementations are discussed.
Sing, K.M. (2010). Blended Learning with Authentic Tasks using Digital Video Tutorials. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2926-2930). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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