THE CREATION OF VIDEO TUTORIALS ON THE SEARCH AND LOCATION OF ACADEMIC DOCUMENTATION: A TOOL FOR STUDENT ASSESSMENT AND TEACHING PRACTICE IN THE EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION SPACE
Balearic Islands University (SPAIN)
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Appears in: INTED2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Conference name: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-5 March, 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Based on the profound changes in the teaching methodology and learning assessment that has meant for teaching faculty staff implementing Higher Education Area (EHEA), from the research group Education and Citizenship of the Universitat de les Illes Balears was presented, for the current academic year 2012-2013, a teaching innovation project (awarded and funded by the Education Sciences Institute of the same university) based on the proposal of an educational activity-evaluative addressed to first year students at the Faculty of Social Work Degree. This activity was part of the content provided through a compulsory curriculum entitled "Documentation and Scientific Communication", focused on acquiring and improving information skills of university students: identifying information needs, locating and evaluating academic information sources, the information management and communication and dissemination of new knowledge, once generated, through academic work. In order to enhance both the involvement of students in their own learning process, such as the acquisition of knowledge involved through self-employment (essential in the new undergraduate) students raised the production of two video tutorials (one initial, preliminary development of course content, and a final, after all the teaching / learning and performed at the end of the academic semester) based search and localization of three scientific papers in electronic form. This activity, in fact, has become a tool for assessing the teaching methodology, based on the evaluation and assessment of student learning and focus on the level of understanding of course content, while it has another element of the learning tutoring throughout the semester, through monitoring of the work of students and consultation. Thus, the proposed activity (and presented in this work, together with the results obtained from it) has allowed, on one side, a scale of search skills and location of students' academic documentation (through delineation of different dimensions to be analyzed for assessing the resulting video tutorials) and secondly, has served for the evaluation of the students meaningful learning, and for the detection of possible improvements and potential teachers modifications of the subject content in which the activity is limited.
Keywords: Information literacy, evaluation, higher education.