STUDENTS’ LEARNING EXPERIENCES OF LIGHTBOARD AND POWERPOINT INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS
Keywords:Lightboard, pseudo experimental, instructional videos
AbstractLightboard videos offer a unique approach to deliver information to students. Although widely used it is unclear what benefit, if any, lightboard style videos provide to students compared to a PowerPoint style video (Fiorella, Stull, Kuhlmann, & Mayer, 2018). The aim of this study was to compare the differences in student learning between a lightboard video and a PowerPoint video with the same content. Students were divided into two groups, one group of students received an online survey and lightboard video (n=13) and the second group received the same survey and PowerPoint video (n=12). As part of the survey, students were asked to complete a pre-test before watching the video to determine prior knowledge. After watching the video students were given a post-test with the same questions. Using a paired t-test we determined there was a significant difference between the pre- and post-test scores for both groups. However, there was little difference between a lightboard video and PowerPoint in pre- and post-test scores. Students were then asked to participate in a follow up interview where they were shown both videos. The qualitative thematic analysis of student responses to interview questions clearly showed a preference of the lightboard video based on engagement.