This study aims to explore whether teachers on a postgraduate, distance learning programme can be supported by video technology. The research looks at assessment and feedback around the students’ lesson observations, an aspect of practice undertaken across a wide range of courses within higher education (HE).

Semi-structured interviews were used with students and tutors for data collection and thematic analysis for analysis. Themes from the analysis include “Learning and Teaching from a Distance, Observation Feedback Electronically, Technology Anxiety, Observation Anxiety and Critical Reflection”.

The study outlines the strengths and weaknesses of using video software, as opposed to face-to-face observation of practice, but highlights key pedagogical benefits that come with the use of electronic submitted video observations.

Can Video Software Support Assessment and Feedback for Teachers Engaged in Distance, Postgraduate Programmes?

Brief Article in Journal of Open, Distance and eLearning

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