Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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EFFECTIVENESS OF BITE-SIZED LECTURE ON STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Noi Sian KOH, Swapna GOTTIPATI, Venky SHANKARARAMAN

Last modified: 08-05-2018

Abstract


Bite-Sized Teaching approach uses relatively small learning units with short term focused activities. The paper presents the effectiveness of Bite-Sized lecture pedagogy on learning outcomes for an analytics course offered by the School of Information Technology at Nanyang Polytechnic. The methodology involves breaking a typical 1 hour lecture into 3 to 4 short lectures followed by related tutorial/practical exercises relevant to each respective short lecture. The results from the exercises show statistically significant improvements in the assessed learning outcomes for the Bite-Sized lecture over the traditional 1 hour lecture. 75% of the surveyed respondents agreed that the speed of the course materials presented in the Bite-Sized lecture was just right. Majority of the repondents agreed or strongly agreed that Bite-Sized lecture helped them to learn better. Although this paper is primarily based on education experiences made within an analytics module, the findings presented are applicable to any other computing related courses or even mathematics related courses in general.

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