Authentic Vlogs

Healey-Benson, Felicity (2021) Authentic Vlogs. In: Designing Courses with Digital Technologies Insights and Examples from Higher Education. Routledge, pp. 118-122. ISBN 9780367700003

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Students being trained to work on real problems is a priority for employing graduates. A vlog summative assessment offers learning challenges for critical skills development. Developed for a part-time online MBA module, the professional context vlog (PCV) targets oracy. Students are asked to produce a professional digital communication in a personalized work context. In addition to assessing and comparing submissions from three independent cohorts exposed to two versions of PCV design, the lecturer collected anonymous qualitative student feedback. Students were consistent in reporting improvement in oracy confidence, critical thinking, authentic voice, authority and flow in argument However, past a “sweet spot” of text or media content, the assessment value of the PCV decreases. If a student trades too much time talking in front of the camera with text or media, the level of authentic voice and personal communication confidence is diluted.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: More information on the vlog design, additional guidance etc. can be accessed at
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oracy confidence; Critical thinking; Authentic voice; Authority; Vlogs; Assessment
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Research Innovation and Enterprise Services
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Depositing User: Dr Felicity Healey-Benson
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2023 15:44
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2023 12:41

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