ERIC Number: EJ858476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Making Training More Cognitively Effective: Making Videos Interactive
Cherrett, Tom; Wills, Gary; Price, Joe; Maynard, Sarah; Dror, Itiel E.
British Journal of Educational Technology, v40 n6 p1124-1134 Nov 2009
The cost of health and safety (H&S) failures to the UK industry is currently estimated at up to 6.5 billion British Pounds per annum, with the construction sector suffering unacceptably high levels of work-related incidents. Better H&S education across all skill levels in the industry is seen as an integral part of any solution. Traditional lecture-based courses often fail to recreate the dynamic realities of managing H&S on site and therefore do not sufficiently create deeper cognitive learning (which results in remembering and using what was learned). The use of videos is a move forward, but passively observing a video is not cognitively engaging and challenging, and therefore learning is not as effective as it can be. This paper describes the development of an interactive video in which learners take an active role. While observing the video, they are required to engage, participate, respond and be actively involved. The potential for this approach to be used in conjunction with more traditional approaches to H&S was explored using a group of 2nd-year undergraduate civil engineering students. The formative results suggested that the learning experience could be enhanced using interactive videos. Nevertheless, most of the learners believed that a blended approach would be most effective.
Descriptors: Industry, Civil Engineering, Learning Experience, Training Methods, Accidents, Learner Engagement, Active Learning, Adult Students, Undergraduate Students, Formative Evaluation, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Technology Integration, Multimedia Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Online Courses, Virtual Classrooms, Blended Learning, Computer Software, Web Based Instruction, Foreign Countries, Interactive Video, Instructional Design, Occupational Safety and Health, Safety Education, Work Environment, Accident Prevention, Staff Development
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