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Six key benefits of screencasts in learning Maths: an Irish case study

Tunku Ahmad, Tunku Badariah and Doheny, Frank (2014) Six key benefits of screencasts in learning Maths: an Irish case study. In: Recent Trends in Social and Behaviour Sciences: Proceedings of the International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behaviour and Social Sciences 2013. CRC Press, Netherlands, pp. 283-288. ISBN 978-1-138-00121-3 / 978-1-315-77553-1

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Abstract

This qualitative case study explored the views of Irish college students regarding the benefits of screencasts in enhancing their Maths learning experience. A total of 47 Maths screencasts were uploaded onto the relevant Maths Moodle pages for students to access. An open-response survey asking about the benefits of the screencasts and how they helped students to learn the course content was administered online. Out of the 266 first, second and third year students taking the Maths courses in Algebra and Calculus, 138 responded to the survey (52% response rate). The data were analysed using an inductive thematic content analysis. Themes that represented different types of screencast use and benefits were generated from the clustering of feedback. The findings pointed to six primary benefits of screencasts, which included supporting flexible and personalized learning, supplementing lectures and enhancing understanding of Maths keyskills, delivering a vicarious learning experience, facilitating exam revision and material review, providing multimodal support for Maths learning, and helping students to keep track with Maths modules. The findings have positive implications for screencasts as a promising tool for Maths learning in future decades.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 1870/36993
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning maths, Irish
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (principles and practices)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Dr Tunku Badariah Tunku Ahmad
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2014 09:48
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 15:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36993

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