A collaborative venture by Fashion Design and DUT Multimedia has shown how teaching videos can be successfully incorporated into online classrooms. Working closely with Nelson Munsamy and his Multimedia team, Fashion lecturer Kaila Goss has started using instructional videos in her Blackboard classroom. These new fashion videos are in line with international best practice. Salman Khan (of Khan Academy) has attracted world acclaim for using teaching videos as a key ingredient of quality online education, providing students with step-by-step instruction that can be paused, re-played and reviewed to suit the learning style of each individual student.
As Kaila wrote to Keith Kenneth of Multimedia: “Great news! I showed the first 2 videos to my first class today and they were very positive about it. I had some really good feedback from them, and they even asked who made it because it looks so professionally done.They said it makes patterns so much easier to understand because they can see it up close. From my side, it seemed to help get the concepts across to students much faster, so I had more time to work with them on their practical class work. So a big thank you to you and the team!”