A novel taxonomy of student-generated video styles

  1. Rosa Arruabarrena
  2. Ana Sánchez
  3. César Domínguez
  4. Arturo Jaime
International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education

ISSN: 2365-9440

Year of publication: 2021

Issue: 18

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1186/S41239-021-00295-6 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Video is a medium increasingly used in education. The styles of videos produced for academic purposes have been studied in the literature based mainly on those initially designed by instructors for use in MOOCs. In this work, we defne a novel taxonomy of academic video design styles based on the videos produced by students. We have defned 10 diferent styles after reviewing 105 student-generated videos over 5 years. These types of videos refect the tastes of students when making a video, which do not necessarily coincide with those of instructors. Based on our classifcation, a comparative analysis was done between the types of videos developed by instructors and by students, and signifcant diferences were found. The style most commonly used by instructors is similar to the presentation slides while students’ videos are based on the integration of videos and images they search for on the Internet.

Funding information

This work was partially supported by the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad of Spain, project EDU2016-79838-P, and by the Vicerrectorado de Innovación, Responsabilidad social y Acción cultural of the UPV/EHU, through the i320-19 project (oDsIMAROVE +) within the Educational Innovation Programme, call for proposals 2020.

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