From Workshop to the Web: Reflections on the Journey in Producing Vidcasts to Enhance Student Learning

  • Angela Shapiro
  • Aidan Johnston
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)


As part of its evolving e-learning programme, the pedagogic value of vidcasts is currently being explored at Glasgow Caledonian University. The vidcasts are accessible on the internet and embedded links refer back to the Effective Learning Service’s website to offer users the option of additional clarification if necessary. They aim to encourage and enhance students’ learning in higher education, particularly in relation to academic writing. The vidcasts have been available for use during academic year 2009/2010 and have been accessed by over 1,000 individuals. Research on their use is ongoing and has provided valuable data for future developments.


Elearning vidcasts students’ learning preferences mobile learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela Shapiro
    • 1
  • Aidan Johnston
    • 1
  1. 1.Effective Learning Service, Learner SupportGlasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgowScotland

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