Professional Development and Events/International Blended Learning Conference/Seventh International Blended Learning Conference 2012
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33 James McDowell - University of Huddersfield
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ReVERiFy: Cultivating a viral community of practice to drive institutional enhancement through the promotion of video-enhanced learning, feedback and assessment
Building on the successes of both the earlier VERiFy project (Video-Enhanced Response in Feedback Loops) and the award-winning VELOCITy strategy (Video-Enhanced Learning Opportunities in Computing and Information Technology), the ReVERiFy project has seen the cultivation of a community of practice on video-enhanced assessment and feedback at the University of Huddersfield.
Recognising a need for supportive peer-mentoring of academic colleagues to extend the benefits of the VELOCITy strategy across the institution, early-adopter Academic Champions have implemented and evaluated video-enhanced assessment and feedback (VEAF) practices within each of the institution’s seven Schools. As core members of a VEAF community of practice (CoP), Champions have developed a broad range of exemplar case studies across different disciplines and subject areas. Employing a viral strategy, long-term sustainability of the initiative has been achieved by promoting broad uptake of VEAF practices to early- and late-majority academic colleagues using the case studies, engaging them as peripheral members of the CoP.
Around the institution, over 500 learners working in online- and blended-learning contexts now receive video-feedback on their work through a range of mobile, portable and desktop devices; case studies have been developed across diverse subject areas including Art and Design, Psychology, Education, Computing, Modern Languages, Marketing, and Applied Sciences.
This paper offers a comparative analysis of a selection of the case studies, highlighting examples of best practice from the varying subject areas, and reporting on both learner evaluations and tutor experience of video-enhancement of the assessment and feedback process.