The current generation of college students have become the "YouTube" generation. These students gain knowledge by watching videos and interacting with social media platforms. Universities are struggling to "meet the learner where they are". How do you provide a video, similar to the YouTube, TikTok, and other social media platforms, while still engaging the students and ensuring that they have learned the critical course concepts? DeVry University is implementing an active learning video platform using PlayPosit. In this new platform, we are creating interactive videos where students learn a topic and then answer questions based on the topic. The video continues with the next topic and then the next questions. Our initial experience indicates that online and classroom-based students are more engaged and learn the material more effectively using this new pedagogy. In this presentation, we will elaborate on the research steps that we are taking to determine the effectiveness of this new platform. In addition, we will discuss the methodology that we use to create the active learning videos, including the equipment and software that we have implemented. We will ask participants to share their experiences and their ideas for the active learning video environment as well.
Rick Bird, DeVry University, United States
Veronica "Ronnie" Schreiber, DeVry University, United States