Video series aims to bridge gap between textbook learning and reality

By admin
06 August 2014

Oxford University Press Southern Africa has just launched the first in a series of videos that support undergraduate students to learn more effectively. The series aims to bridge the gap between traditional textbook learning and the reality that many students find it difficult to learn.

The five-minute video hosted on YouTube explains the principles of Bloom’s Taxonomy to students in an accessible way. The video, created in association with Stellenbosch University’s Language Centre, is a fresh and innovative take on conveying concepts about learning, and also incorporates students’ active social media usage. The video adds to existing free learning materials which are available on Oxford’s Student Zone platform.

The launch video, which is set to be the first of four, focuses on Bloom’s Taxonomy with a fresh crash course into Bloom’s principles, a pedagogic paradigm that can change the learning-game for students.

The four-part video series taps into student life engaging with assignment writing, referencing and note-taking.

“Equipping students for success has always been at the heart of what we do. The Student Zone resource on our website was created to help students truly excel. This video series takes everything we do and pushes it further. It’s fresh, exciting and very in tune with the reality of being a student in the information age.

“The next three videos currently in production phase are Assignment writing, set to be released within the next two months, followed by Referencing shortly thereafter, and then Note-taking early next year. These three additional videos see our characters through their learning journey,” says Zelda Rowan, Marketing Manager of the Higher Education division of Oxford University Press South Africa.

Watch the new Bloom’s Taxonomy video here:

  • Click here for a collection of free learning resources available on Oxford’s Student Zone page.

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