What is the project about?

The aim of the project is to combine the skills of Contemporary Lens Media (CLM) students with those of students from the School of Life Science (SLS) to produce high quality instructional/tutorial videos for practical lab skills.

Who is working on the project?

Michael Shaw (SLS) Adam Verity (CLM)

Students: Steve Peake (SLS), Jordan Stebbings (CLM), Hannah Wilson (CLM)

Why are we undertaking the project?

This project is in response to two pressures that SLS is currently facing. Firstly student numbers within SLS are massively increasing, meaning that class sizes are increasing. We are now equipped to teach lab classes of up to 100 students at once with full audio/visual support. The videos produced in this project will become valuable teaching resources to demonstrate practical skills to large classes.
The second follows feedback from recent focus groups with SLS students that although overall more lab time would be ideal, it was particularly familiarity with lab equipment that was most desired. Therefore being able to view videos in advance of classes in their own time would benefit students hopefully making them more comfortable with lab equipment as well as more technically competent.
While SLS have been producing videos internally, it seems logical to capitalise on the filming/editing skills of CLM students to make this process easier, at the same time providing the students with valuable experience in delivering a professional service.

What will the project achieve?

The intended outcomes of this project include:

  • A set of high quality short tuitional videos covering some basic lab skills.
  • Videos tagged with the University of Lincoln logo to be uploaded to YouTube under an appropriate Creative Commons License.
  • Raw footage and project data files to be archived to make producing more videos considerably easier.
  • Valuable experience for all students involved in improving both technical skill and communication skills.

When is the project taking place?

Summer 2012

What is the project cost?

Total project cost: ?1,000.