NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences has been integrating an innovative didactic approach into more and more of their study programmes, known as Design-Based Education (DBE). This combines interdisciplinary with problem-based approaches to create authentic learning experiences. Working together in small groups on assignments from real clients, bachelor-level students create a practical solution to the client’s problem as an end-product, as well as carefully following their own and each other’s personal development along the way.
FeedbackFruits tools were used in multiple places throughout these courses: this use case will discuss how Peer Review, Group Member Evaluation and Interactive Study Material were integrated into a course on media production to support both the students through their formative assignments, as well as the educational approach in general. The instructor of this course sought to enrich the feedback process by digitising the archiving of and access to feedback.
At the start of the module, students are assigned the task of creating a media product for a client. Like any other assignment, this involves developing and demonstrating both knowledge and skills within the domain, however, in this DBE approach, students had to decide for themselves what steps were necessary to do so. For example, where an assignment required photographical content, students requested material on how to operate a camera, which the instructor uploaded with Interactive Video and enriched with questions. At every iteration of the assignment, students handed in their work with Peer Review and reviewed each other’s teamwork skills with Group Member Evaluation. Over the course of four weeks, this is how students worked towards a first prototype of their product. After successive feedback and development, a final version was handed in alongside a portfolio which included specific feedback comments received throughout the module.
Understanding and Applying
media production knowledge and skills in addressing the client's assignment
the work and skills of peers and group members, and own contribution to a group project
"In our course the integration of FeedbackFruits has definitely been a success... and I never even had to explain to students how it works. Now I’m getting requests from every corner of the school to help implement the tools!" - Jort Harmsen, Lecturer Media Technology
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