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Evaluating the Quality of Experience of Supplemental Instructional Videos

9 pagesPublished: December 11, 2023


Evidence shows that the college-age generation prefers learning by video to all other methods. However, many instructional videos produced by faculty and staff amount to little more than recorded lectures, causing students to report that they are long, dull, low-quality, and ineffective. As part of a broader study on object-based learning, this paper reports the attitudes that construction management students have toward a popular type of instructional video called supplemental instructional videos (SIVs). SIVs are designed to aid and reinforce primary learning materials and methods, not replace them or merely enhance them. The SIVs were produced by the instructors in accordance with an interdisciplinary curation of the latest literature covering the proper design and development of instructional videos. Data were collected using mixed methods and the Quality of Experience (QoE) strategy, relying on surveys and interviews to draw conclusions about student perspectives. Overwhelmingly, participants stated their preference for SIVs and reported that they improved their understanding of the subject matter. In spite of this, surprisingly, students were divided as to whether the SIVs had any real impact on their performance in terms of grades. The research also confirmed that SIVs are most appropriate for complex learning topics.

Keyphrases: Construction Education, instructional videos, Quality of Experience

In: Tom Leathem, Wesley Collins and Anthony J. Perrenoud (editors). Proceedings of 59th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference, vol 4, pages 390--398

BibTeX entry
  author    = {Andrew Barnes and Andrew McCoy and Bradley Bowen},
  title     = {Evaluating the Quality of Experience of Supplemental Instructional Videos},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of 59th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference},
  editor    = {Tom Leathem and Wes Collins and Anthony Perrenoud},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Built Environment},
  volume    = {4},
  pages     = {390--398},
  year      = {2023},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair,},
  issn      = {2632-881X},
  url       = {},
  doi       = {10.29007/c3ds}}
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