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Group tagging: Using video tagging to facilitate reflection on small group activities

Lookup NU author(s): Haneen Qarabash, Dr Philip HeslopORCiD, Dr Ahmed KharrufaORCiD, Dr Madeline Balaam, Dr Marie Devlin



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Collaborative learning in class‐based teaching presents a challenge for a tutor to ensure every group and individual student has the best learning experience. We present Group Tagging, a web application that supports reflection on collaborative, group‐based classroom activities. Group Tagging provides students with an opportunity to record important moments within the class‐based group work and enables reflection on and promotion of professional skills such as communication, collaboration and critical thinking. After class, students use the tagged clips to create short videos showcasing their group work activities, which can later be reviewed by the teacher. We report on a deployment of Group Tagging in an undergraduate Computing Science class with 48 students over a semester. Through our analysis of interviews and log data, we show that Group Tagging helped the students remain attentive and on‐task during group work, and encouraged them to participate more during group activities.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Qarabash H, Heslop P, Kharrufa A, Balaam M, Devlin M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Journal of Educational Technology

Year: 2019

Volume: 50

Issue: 4

Pages: 1913-1928

Print publication date: 01/07/2019

Online publication date: 16/09/2018

Acceptance date: 01/08/2018

Date deposited: 26/09/2018

ISSN (print): 0007-1013

ISSN (electronic): 1467-8535

Publisher: Wiley


DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12691


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