Impact of Video Lectures on Concept Learning Among Undergraduate Students – A Case Study
- Country : India
- Subject : Computer Science
This study aims at finding the impact that online video lectures have on concept learning among undergraduate students. Since the launch of the Internet, academicians have access to unlimited resources in the form of eBooks, tutorials, blog spots, forums and video lectures. Lectures given by eminent professors in reputed universities on the other side of the globe can be viewed by anyone, anywhere and anytime. This gives a great flexibility to the academicians both students and faculty alike as they can study a concept at their own time and pace. The purpose of this study is to the find the impact that these virtual classrooms have on undergraduate engineering students and thereby finding answer to the big question “Have virtual classrooms replaced books as a major source of information?” For this study a survey was conducted on undergraduate engineering students from different engineering disciplines in both Tamilnadu and Andhra pradesh. Students who prefer video lectures and those who prefer books for concept learning where compared using 2 T test against content retention and time taken to understand the concept. Results indicate that students who watched video lectures in order to learn a concept were able to retain the concept learnt better than those who read books.