Integrating Discussion and Digital Media to Increase Classroom Interaction

30 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2019 Last revised: 26 May 2020

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Jadrian Wooten

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Economics

Date Written: July 30, 2019

Abstract

A push has been made over the past decade to utilize “short and sweet” media clips in the classroom to engage students with the material while being cognizant of shortening attention spans. While useful, short clips often lack depth and are often unable to connect topics across lessons. Longer video clips often have depth, but students may not be as engaged with the material. This paper presents a method of “breaking” longer clips into smaller clips to account for potential attention deficits and integrates classroom discussion in the middle of videos to engage students with the material.

Suggested Citation

Wooten, Jadrian, Integrating Discussion and Digital Media to Increase Classroom Interaction (July 30, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3429007 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3429007

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