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December 08, 2020 Tuesday 11:15:42 AM IST

How videos enhance student performance

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A study done by Universitat Oberta De Catalunya (UOC) has found that use of videos in learning by engineering students in introductory physics courses greatly enhanced their learning and led to better pass percentages. The study based on feedback by 125 students who used video lessons during the pandemic showed they liked them and found them helpful for understanding theoretical content and explanations to problems. The participants were given a variety of video formats to choose. They preferred videos which feature their professor as a visual reference. Planning is the key to condensing all the relevant information into a video, with the content of each video carefully thought out and care taken over the technical aspects. “Lighting is very important, but sound is key. You have to be able to hear everything perfectly, otherwise it will be very difficult to follow,” said Antoni Pérez-Navarro,Professor in the University and co-author of the study.