STRIDE or Stumble into YouTube: Students’ and Tutors’ Reflections and Insights into the Dissertation Experience (STRIDE)
For students who juggle part-time study with full-time work and also have responsibilities as parents and carers, the dissertation stage of a degree can sometimes seem lonely, daunting and hugely complex. Initial findings from this STRIDE action research project indicate that interviews with supervisors and those who have recently completed their dissertation can be motivating and helpful to watch as they can offer a range of relevant insights and reflections delivered in a dynamic and personalised manner. By making these videos available on YouTube we are unlocking the door on a relatively hidden process so that users can watch them any time, anywhere, any number of times and at their own pace. This presentation will look students’ and academics’ perceptions of this project, how the affordances of new media can be used to enhance active learning, and the factors we need to consider when designing and embedding such approaches and resources into the curriculum.
Keywords: Video, Flexible Learning, Student Reflections and Insights, Tutor Reflections and Insights
P Lecturer, Learning and Teaching Institute