‘5 Minutes With Matt’: the innovative use of micro video blogging in higher education

Jones, Matthew (2016) ‘5 Minutes With Matt’: the innovative use of micro video blogging in higher education. Innovative Practice in Higher Education, 2 (3). ISSN 2044-3315

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Abstract

Recent developments in online learning platforms and associated technologies have changed the dynamics of higher education by forcing practitioners to reconsider traditional assumptions of teaching and learning (Garrison & Kanuka, 2004). This has fundamentally changed the nature and parameters of pedagogy within higher education whilst also shifting the associated expectations of students (HEA, 2000). Today, face-to-face teaching alone is considered somewhat antiquated; instead an effective higher education practitioner is now someone who can draw upon a myriad of blended learning strategies (see HEFCE, 2009). Because of this, the author of this paper contends that it is a fundamental responsibility of higher education practitioners today to be responsive to such changes and to continually seek ways of innovatively ‘blending’ traditional face-to-face methods of teaching and learning with new technologies and online platforms. In this vein, this short paper provides an example of how micro-video-blogging has been used as a blended learning tool within a social science programme.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences & Languages
Depositing User: Matthew Jones
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2016 10:00
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2016 07:38
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27820

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