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An Interactive VideoJournal to complement Learning & Training PROCEEDINGS

, , Università degli studi di Milano, Italy

World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Young people seem to be more familiar with communication devices such as mobile phones, MP3, iPOD and YouTube rather than textbooks or eLearning supports. While students’ grades in the high-schools of the Lombardy Region averaged 60% insufficient marks in the first semester which ended in January 2008, this experiment involves an active role of past students, now freshmen, in the Digital Communication degree as Tutors in 13 high-schools to deliver additional teaching through an Interactive VideoJournal that’s accessible on mobile phones and WEB-TV. Explanations are made through videos uploaded to our LCAD University Research Laboratory WEBCEN server, while teaching support is a community effort involving teachers as well. Results achieved will be measured by reduced insufficient grades at the end of this Academic Year, in June. Financial support is provided by the students’ parents as an alternative to pay private teachers, while the VideoJournal technologic environment is a University research.

Citation

Valle, G. & Epifania, F. (2008). An Interactive VideoJournal to complement Learning & Training. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008 (pp. 1164-1169). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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