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Video Assignment Briefs


This podcast from the Faculty of Science and Engineering explains the basic idea:

The podcast features Fiona Saunders - Faculty Head of Education in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University. Fiona discusses the use of video to present assignment briefings in her faculty. Find out about the positive impact this has had on students and staff, and some advice on implementing video in your assessment process.


This Good Practice Exchange video with Lisa Oakley also explains the use of a video assignment brief:

Looking for a simple way to provide students with all the information they needed for their assignments, Lisa Oakley and her colleagues have introduced 'Assignment in a Nutshell' podcasts. This alternative media-rich format for an assignment brief has proved useful in a number of ways, including benefiting those with PLP’s and allowing students to access the vital information when they need it, boosting their confidence ahead of assessment.

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The Technology Enhanced Learning team have produced these resources to help with producing a video assignment brief:


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Further reading:

Copley, J. (2007). "Audio and video podcasts of lectures for campus‐based students: production and evaluation of student use." Innovations in education and teaching international 44(4): 387-399.