Course name: Communication, Emotion, and Persuasiveness (elective course for 2nd year BA students), taught in Dutch
How was Interactive Study Materials used?
Students should be able to know about important theories in understanding text and how people can be persuaded.
Students should be able to understand how to carry out research and different methodologies, and how to interpret and analyse the results.
Students are able to reflect on various research methods, and identify areas for improvement.
Step 1: Study materials preparation
In place of a weekly lecture, the instructor recorded several short clips (four to five 12-minute clips) covering various topics on the syllabus, and assigned these as weekly preparation.
The clips were uploaded into Interactive Video and labelled with a brief description and comments, which demarcated subtopics.
In addition, the instructor prepared and uploaded two to three articles on Interactive Document.
Step 2: Interaction with the study materials
Students were encouraged to leave their own comments and questions on the videos if any further explanation was required.
Within Interactive Document, the comment feature was used to elaborate on potentially difficult or salient areas, for example providing extra information on graphs or tables. Open questions were also added to guide students’ thinking along the intended learning trajectory. Again, students left comments and questions of their own, and were able to answer each other’s queries inside of the document.
domain knowledge in recorded lectures and assigned articles
Applying and Analyzing
academic texts and peer contributions
a persuasive text based on materials covered in the course
In this course, the tools were used formatively rather than for graded assignments. However, a resit for the final exam was not permitted for students who hadn’t participated in the FeedbackFruits activities.
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