'Low-Cost Educational Videos' for Engineering Students: A New Concept Based on Video Stream and Youtube Channels

International Journal of Engineering Education Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 1–10

Posted: 10 Feb 2014

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Vicenc Fernandez

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Pep Simo

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BarcelonaTech

Algaba Ines

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Albareda-Sambola Maria

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Salan Nuria

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Beatriz Amante

ETSEIAT - UPC

Mihaela Enache

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Edna Bravo

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Sune Albert

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Garcia-Almiñana Daniel

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Rajadell Manuel

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Garriga Federico

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

There are many papers that present the problems of educational videos: need of a high number of resources to create them, excess of information in the majority of videos, gaps of information between videos and the rest of materials of the courses,etc. This paper introduces the concept ‘low-cost educational video’, which attempts to solve to a large extent the problems that have been identified in the educational videos. To this end, an empirical research is conducted with 487 students and various lecturers and professors in three undergraduate degrees: Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management (in face-to-face as well as semi-distance modalities), and Aeronautical Engineering at the Universitat Polite`cnica de Catalunya (Spain). In order to achieve this goal, we introduce the process and the required resources for the creation and the diffusion of these low-cost educational videos. The results are analysed taking a literature based questionnaire as a starting point and within the principles of good practice in higher education framework. The main research findings revealed an improved student motivation and an increase of the perceived efficiency in the learning and teaching processes, without substantially raising costs.

Keywords: low-cost videos, video streaming, teaching methodologies, student motivation, perceived efficiency

JEL Classification: I20

Suggested Citation

Fernandez, Vicenc and Simo, Pep and Ines, Algaba and Maria, Albareda-Sambola and Nuria, Salan and Amante, Beatriz and Enache, Mihaela and Bravo, Edna and Albert, Sune and Daniel, Garcia-Almiñana and Manuel, Rajadell and Federico, Garriga, 'Low-Cost Educational Videos' for Engineering Students: A New Concept Based on Video Stream and Youtube Channels (2011). International Journal of Engineering Education Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 1–10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2392792

Vicenc Fernandez

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) ( email )

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Pep Simo (Contact Author)

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BarcelonaTech ( email )

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.pepsimo.eu

Algaba Ines

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) ( email )

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Albareda-Sambola Maria

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) ( email )

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Salan Nuria

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) ( email )

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Beatriz Amante

ETSEIAT - UPC ( email )

C/ Colom 11
Terrassa, Barcelona 08222
Spain

Mihaela Enache

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) ( email )

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Edna Bravo

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) ( email )

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Sune Albert

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) ( email )

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Garcia-Almiñana Daniel

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) ( email )

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Rajadell Manuel

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) ( email )

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Garriga Federico

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) ( email )

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

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