Creating media enriched student assessments

Various academics at the University of Derby have created media based assessments for their students. A lot are now including a video assessment where students must create a piece to camera, advert or debate in the form of a video. However, a few academics are creating assessments enabling more varied use of media, such as images, print materials, infographics or augmented reality.

Maria Potempski, Lecturer in Marketing and Public Relations, has devised an assessment to create a 4-page leaflet on a certain health topic to raise awareness of the problems associated with it. The students must design the leaflet, thinking about the layout, typefaces and copy, as well as including various visual elements using photography that they have taken themselves, sometimes enhanced with the use of Photoshop. They also should incorporate an element of augmented reality into the leaflet, which will take the viewer to more information about the topic.

Iride Azara, Lecturer in Tourism and Spa, has also created an assessment for her students to develop an augmented reality video tour of the Buxton Dome. This involves adding their own photography and/or video to an audio tour that has already been created.

This use of multi-media enriched assessments, involving images, video and augmented reality, assists the students to develop their digital capabilities, which are needed increasingly within their future careers. This approach also gives the students a deeper understanding of their learning through an active assessment process.

If you would like any further help or guidance with using video case studies within your teaching please contact your Media Adviser.

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