Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Online discussion forums with embedded streamed videos on distance courses

Vicenç Fernández Alarcón, Pep Simó Guzmán, David Castillo Merino, José María Sallán Leyes


Existing literature on education and technology has frequently highlighted the usefulness of online discussion forums for distance courses; however, the majority of such investigations have focused their attention only on text-based forums. The objective of this paper is to determine if the embedding of streamed videos in online discussion forums generates educational dialogue and consequently the feedback that students need in a Management Accounting Course. The findings suggest some interesting issues, such as: students prefer text answers except in complex questions, and videos never replace text commentaries and explanations, but rather complement them

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