Learning by watching others learn: the use of videoed tutorials in undergraduate business education
Geertshuis, Susan; Liu, Qian; Rix, Ngaire; Murdoch, Odette; McConnell, Mark
The Fourth Industrial Age (4IA) is likely to be accompanied simultaneously by an increase in technology-mediated learning and an urgent need for people to learn rapidly, effectively and collaboratively. This study investigates the potential of vicarious learning from videoed tutorials as a pedagogical tool suitable for the challenges of 4IA. Undergraduate Business students observed videos of student tutees responding to tutor prompts as they tackled open-ended and conceptually challenging problems. The results revealed that student observers self-reported: gains in their conceptual understanding from watching videoed tutorials; preferences for watching tutorial dialogues over alternative learning methods; and that watching videoed tutorials had positive impacts on their affect and access to additional learning-related information. The study concludes that vicarious learning from videoed tutorials is an accessible technology-mediated pedagogy that is achievable by mainstream educators and is effective in developing conceptual understanding, engaging students and providing access to additional learning-related information.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Published in: Higher Education Pedagogies, volume 6, issue 1
Rights Statement: Open access
Keywords: video; tutorial; vicarious learning; undergraduate; business education
Research Type: Journal Article