Design, development and analysis of a new approach to synchronous learning through a web-based broadcasting platform.

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Design and implementation of a web broadcasting learning platform to focus on the re-imagining of live synchronous pedagogy practices within the teaching and learning of software development in Higher Education.

Webinars, online broadcasting and web conferencing platforms research has shown that this technology has the potential to offer learners an enhanced learning experience. So why is it that the integration of this technical approach in Higher Education is so poor? The presentation will investigate a new software implementation to show if an improved feature set is delivered, then enhancements to the webinar-based pedagogy can be produced.

The web-broadcasting platform has been embedded into the delivery of an undergraduate Computer Science module that teaches software and development processes. It introduces a focused approach that specialises on tackling modern problems and issues that arise from the teaching and learning of software development and programming in Higher Education. These include, but not limited to; large student populations; shallow and sluggish feedback; unstable learner engagement levels and the age old issue with traditional lectures not providing a rich learning environment to deliver programming processes and practices. The purpose built platform offers a rich feature set that integrates: high broadcast quality; low lag; synchronous learner analytic data; peer to peer mechanism for student support and a pedagogy that’s focus's on learning by doing rather than show and tell approach. The authors will present research that indicates students are willing to engage and accept this new broadcasting platform as a possible better delivery model for software development practices due to it enhancing their learning experience.

By evaluating the design, development and implementation of a newly developed online broadcasting approach. By replacing the traditional lecture approach of students attending a dedicated lecture room on campus with a web-based live broadcast approach focuses on students ‘doing’ rather than students listening.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2017
EventComputing Education Practice - Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jan 201711 Jan 2017


ConferenceComputing Education Practice
Abbreviated titleCEP
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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