Video resources as a feature of learning and teaching have become pervasive since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Video usage is assumed to benefit learning through increased learner motivation and engagement, enhanced accessibility; improved flexibility, and ensuring a coherent and consistent learning experience in different contexts (Belt & Lowenthal, 2021; Noetel et al., 2021). However, simply viewing educational videos does not guarantee that students will achieve learning outcomes (Yoon, Lee & Jo, 2021), and little is known about learner engagement with video as a feature of their studies (Miner & Stefaniak, 2018). The literature shows a preference for engaging with short video content (Humphries & Clark, 2021), but equally there is a need for additional active learning (Fyfield et al., 2019) and self-efficacy from students (Nagy, 2018).
Aron and Karen will discuss the student perceptions of the use and value of video resources used on Business School courses in the Faculty of Business and Law between September 2020 and April 2022.
Aron Truss is the Blended and Online Development Lead at the University of Portsmouth’s Faculty of Business and Law. His role involves supporting faculty staff with learning design and developing the use of blended/online approaches in their teaching, leading a team of learning technologists and scoping opportunities for growth in blended/online modes of delivery. His research interests focus on the use of video in education and the perceptions of academic staff in relation to blended/online pedagogies.
Dr Karen McBride
Dr Karen McBride is a Reader in Accounting and Accountability. She is an enthusiastic researcher with a PhD and Masters' degree in Research Methods. Experienced in working independently and with an ability to meet deadlines. She is involved in developing research in Accounting History, within Portsmouth, nationally and internationally. As Deputy Chair, Secretary and co-founder of the Accounting History Special Interest group (SIG) of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), her role involves organising conferences, workshops, meetings and the newsletter of this international group. She has co-organised and led a series of monthly workshops in Accounting History from January 2021 to May 2021, these will recommence in the autumn.
In 2020, she won funding from the Financial Reporting Council for a research project on the changes in directors’ remuneration after the new Corporate Governance Code 2018. This research was carried out by a team from the School of Business and Law and published in May 2021. In 2019, she received funding from the British Council to run an emerging scholar’s workshop on sustainability and corporate reporting, with delegates from Russia and the UK. The workshop was successful and has resulted in research links and networking across Russia and the UK.
She is a joint editor of a special edition of British Accounting Review (BAR) on 'Exploring Accounting History', with papers considering the history of accounting and its relevance to the present day. Currently a joint editor on a special issue of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal 'Exploring the Historical Roots of Environmental and Ecological Accounting, Auditing and Accountability'. Publications in the area of Enforcement of Accounting Standards for Financial Reporting were joint work, one paper of which she was a main author and won a best paper prize from BAR journal. The work supported by a grant from the ICAEW, resulted in a monograph for the Institute with impact and changes in accounting regulation and enforcement.