Soqqle presents novel student-generated video-based learning method in CIHE conference

Together with Assistant professors at Lingnan University, Soqqle presented on January 6 in Caritas Institute of Higher Education on a novel student-generated videos teaching method. The method was shown to increase class engagement and knowledge transfer. Due to COVID-19, there has been considerable interest in alternate forms of teaching methods to stimulate asynchronous engagement. In Hong Kong, as classes start to go into a hybrid model, opportunities to incorporate a blended method are apparent. In this conference, we presented two studies, one on education for sustainability as well as housing economics education.

According to the study on education for sustainability, students recorded and uploaded videos documenting their waste reduction methods for two weeks. Using Soqqle, students could share their methods with peers while completing their assessments. In this model, students could watch how others are doing their activities and improve upon them. Further, comments were used to create discussions and exchange ideas. Students who watched the videos of peers were more likely to obtain higher scores. Using regression analysis, the researchers were able to derive an average 12.3% increase in scores.

The second study on housing economics involved designing a video-based roleplaying game in which students were given buyer and seller roles. Students reported at end of semester essays that they found the method authentic as they experienced real-life simulations of transacting of properties. The method was novel because it adopted a low-fidelity (lower resource, lower learning curve) method which can be easily adapted for different scenarios.

For more details or research collaborations, please reach out to dan@soqqle.com

Full conference booklet (page 85, 89): https://www.cihe.edu.hk/pdf/Techno_Humanities_at_CIHE_programme.pdf

Daniel Shen

Daniel Shen