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ERIC Number: ED471348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Pages: 43
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An Assessment of Streaming Video In Web-based Instruction.
Cofield, Jay L.
Streaming video used as an augmentation in Web-based instruction was investigated to: (1) determine if demographic characteristics would lead to significantly different beliefs about the use and perceived effectiveness of streaming video, and (2) whether or not there are characteristics of streaming video that would lead to beliefs about the effectiveness of streaming video that would lead to beliefs about the effectiveness of streaming video when used as an augmentation to a text and still image-based Web-based tutorial. College students (n=69) received a Web-based database tutorial that was either text with still images only or one augmented with streaming video clips. All participants took an online pretest/posttest, and participants viewing the streaming video also took an online survey to gauge beliefs. Five participants were interviewed to explore their beliefs and attitudes further. Demographic characteristics measured were gender, age range, academic college, undergraduate/graduate status, Internet access location (home or campus computer lab), and prior experience with the World Wide Web. Age range, academic college, undergraduate/graduate status, and Internet access location results in significant chi-square differences on certain beliefs about streaming video relating to learning and attention holding. Significant correlations were found between age range, undergraduate/graduate status, Web experience level, and beliefs about learning, attention holding, and problems with streaming video in a Web-based instructional environment. Phenomenological analysis of the interviews revealed a number of themes. The first was that subjects felt that streaming video clips acted as a learning reinforcement. Subjects also believed that the clips helped hold their attention and fit their learning styles. The streaming video helped create a feeling of the presence of the instructor. The size and appearance of the clips did not seem to affect beliefs or attitudes toward the clips. An appendix contains the study survey. (Contains 5 tables and 46 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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