Proceedings of The 4th International Academic Conference on Teaching, Learning and Education
From A Student Perspective: Video Tutorials As A Learning Resource In Humanities Courses – And How They Should Be
Katrin Fritsche, Ying Sun,Sander Münster
This article gives an overview of the first student evaluation results from the BMBF-funded research project Digital4Humanities. As part of this, video tutorials on digital research methods and tools for students in the field of Humanities are being created in cooperation with lecturers across Europe. The videos and associated materials or data already created in the project were evaluated by lecturers and students after they had been made available. In this paper, the focus is on the students’ perspective and how they evaluated these videos as a learning resource itself and in terms of its design. In the following, the project, the evaluation method and the first results of the analysis are presented. The latter are based on the qualitative data obtained from the open questions of the survey: positively and negatively rated aspects of the videos, positively and negatively rated design aspects and the general opinion on videos as learning material in the context of courses during the study. It becomes clear that the students surveyed rated the comprehensibility, structure, and visualization as important criteria of the viewed videos. Negative reviews result from the format itself and the composition of the themed components. This is also reflected in the design aspects: a layout with understandable and clear visualizations as well as carefully selected text building blocks are essential. If videos meet minimum requirements in terms of design and content, they can be seen as important formats for students and as material in the field of Digital Humanities teaching.
keywords: Digital4Humanities, students, E-Content, tutorials, conveying digital skills.