Project Focus: Video-Logging to Enhance Sense of Belonging in Distance Learners

“If you’re going to start to do this type of work, you need to do it with the students; you can’t do it for the students, and the students can’t do it for themselves.” (Digital Innovator)

Icon- group of 3, animated Project Team:
Taylor Bowers (Digital Associate)
Claire Vanneck (Digital Innovator)
Gina Fox (Digital Advocate)

Department: Biological Sciences

Claire and Taylor wanted to help distance learners develop a sense of belonging and community by promoting discussion and interaction through the digital learning environment.

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Claire and Taylor encouraged students to use methods such as Blackboard discussion boards, Panopto-based vlogs, Connect webinars and Skype sessions to engage with each other and the member of teaching staff. Students created video logs summaries of their dissertations that were shared with other students.

NOTE: This case-study is awaiting further detail.


Impact of project to be fully recognised in semester 2, 2019.

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