A2d: Forum discussion
It has been made clear that audio and video logs have become more commonly used when gathering information from students. It would seem to reflect on the shifting pattern of student behaviour towards digital and online communication. Students are now familiar with Skype, Instant Messaging, Facebook etc and so are more akin to the medium of digital communication and this will contribute to the rise in video and audio logs.
Digital logs may bring a different response from the students, and perhaps should bring a different response to the findings from the academics? Some students may feel more comfortable talking in front of a camera or an audio mic, while others may become more confined and limit their responses. If we focus on the more confident, camera happy student, we should recognise the need to feedback / supply the data collated in a format more becoming of these students. Maybe survey results should be shared via Info-graphics on Facebook?
John

A2d: Forum discussion

It has been made clear that audio and video logs have become more commonly used when gathering information from students. It would seem to reflect on the shifting pattern of student behaviour towards digital and online communication. Students are now familiar with Skype, Instant Messaging, Facebook etc and so are more akin to the medium of digital communication and this will contribute to the rise in video and audio logs.

Digital logs may bring a different response from the students, and perhaps should bring a different response to the findings from the academics? Some students may feel more comfortable talking in front of a camera or an audio mic, while others may become more confined and limit their responses. If we focus on the more confident, camera happy student, we should recognise the need to feedback / supply the data collated in a format more becoming of these students. Maybe survey results should be shared via Info-graphics on Facebook?

John