Experiences from Video Lectures in Software Engineering Education

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Antti Herala 1,* Antti Knutas 1 Erno Vanhala 2 Jussi Kasurinen 3

1. Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, 53850, Finland

2. University of Tampere, Tampere, 33100, Tampere

3. South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Kotka, 48220, Finland

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2017.05.03

Received: 4 Feb. 2017 / Revised: 16 Mar. 2017 / Accepted: 15 Apr. 2017 / Published: 8 May 2017

Index Terms

Teaching, software engineering, video lectures, user statistics, experience report


Millennials have learned to seek information from the Internet whenever they need to know something and want to learn things. In this study, we present observations from several university courses with freely available online resources for the modern students. Ten different courses with video lectures were observed, often with positive outcomes and improved results compared to the previous course arrangements. Additionally, unlike in some previous literature, we observed that some issues such as the video length did not have a meaningful impact on the learning outcomes. Overall, the results indicate that videos offer excellent benefit-effort-ratio, and are an efficient way to reach the target audience: the students.

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Antti Herala, Antti Knutas, Erno Vanhala, Jussi Kasurinen,"Experiences from Video Lectures in Software Engineering Education", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), Vol.9, No.5, pp.17-26, 2017. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2017.05.03


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