INDIe material produced by students within an introduction to research programme

The Centro de Producción de Contenidos Digitales supervises every year a few 17- or 18- year-old high school students in a hands-on introduction to research projects, a part of a joint project with the Education Authority of the Region de Murcia, the regional Ministry for Education, Youth and Sports.

This year the two supervised projects were linked to INDIe: on the one hand, two students Antonio Martínez Marín y Jesús Soldán Viñuela, from IES Ruíz de Alda in San Javier, designed two English INDIe learning units for their peers. They could not use INDIeAuthor yet since it is still under development, and programmers of CPCD had to transform their design and the material they produced (videos, assessment activities) to concrete online units, but the experience was very good. They have also designed an experiment to compare the student satisfaction in two groups, one where the INDIe units will be used within a flipped classroom approach, and one with a "traditional" approach.

Please have a look at the two units they have prepared here:

It is quite impressive, isn'it?

In the second project, Tomás Bernal Beltrán, a student from IES San Isidoro designed and shot an interactive video, to present the different components of a motherboard. In this case also, our programmers set up the interactivity of the video since the tool INDIeVideo is not available yet. The result pretends to demostrate the potential of interactive video in the classroom. As the student visualises the video, he is presented different options to navegate to the explanation for different categories of components. As for the first project, the users' satisfaction with the video will be collected in order to assess the impact on the learning process. Check the video here: