Conference paper accepted for upcoming DELTA in Kiama, NSW (Australia). I really got a lot out of DELTA in Rotorua, NZ – so I’ll be looking forward to attending this conference. This particular project was undertaken with the help of some 3rd year science students.
Title: Use and perceptions of worked example videos for first-year students studying mathematics in a primary education degree
Authors: S. James, J. Brown, T. Gilbee and C. Rees
Worked example videos have great potential to be useful for students when learning mathematics as they can work through the questions at their own pace, pausing as needed, but still learn from the way the demonstrator thinks and solves problems. We created worked example videos each week for a mathematics subject taught in the first year of a primary education degree and investigated student perceptions and their usage patterns. An additional aspect of this undertaking was the inclusion of subtitles to make the videos accessible to hearing impaired and ESL students. This report will reflect on the process of creating these videos, as well as some initial findings on their success.