Teach to learn: using new technologies to support agriculture undergraduates in biology

Melissa Martin, Brian Jones, Matthew Pye, Rosanne Quinnell

Abstract


This study aimed to assess the perceptions of staff and students as to the type of support required to complete a technology-based assessment task effectively and whether students see the value to their own learning in the creation of videos to explain complex biological phenomona to their peers. The post-assessment survey responses revealed a level of satisfaction with the project, but it also revealed several shortcomings, particularly in communication, planning and implementation, and the design of the individual projects. This intervention is a good example of how using new technologies in teaching can lead to clear learning and teaching benefits such as increased student engagement and improved student understanding.

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