Good news reached our inboxes this week: together with Michael Rampe (principal investigator), Dr. Ronika Power and Dr. Bénédicte André, based at Macquarie University, we have succeeded in our application for an Echo360 Research Grant.  The Echo360 research grant has been established to assist in evaluating the impact of video and active learning strategies on student outcomes and process for students. The grant of AUD 7,000.– will be used to subsidize a new research project entitled Media Based Assessment as a Primary Document Format in the Humanities

The project investigates the commonalities and differences between 3 humanities disciplines using Student Video Assessments in the Faculty of Arts, being the Department of Ancient History, the Department of International Studies and the Department of Geography and Planning. At the Department of Geography and Planning, I have convened the unit Climate Change: Policies, Management and Adaptation, where students were asked to make a persuasive piece of media to convince a set audience to take up a climate mitigation strategy of their choice.

The proposed project has the intention to inform further uptake of Video Assessments using Echo360 in these and other disciplines. More on video-based assessment tasks in non-media subjects can be found here. Thanks to Michael Rampe for initiating, preparing and co-writing the grant application! Looking forward to contributing to this project.