Students' readiness to move from consumers to producers of digital video content: A cross-cultural analysis of Irish and Indian Students

Loftus, M. and Tiernan, P. and Cherian, S. (2014) Students' readiness to move from consumers to producers of digital video content: A cross-cultural analysis of Irish and Indian Students. Education and Information Technologies, 19 (3). pp. 569-582. ISSN 13602357 (ISSN)

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Evidence has shown that students have greatly increased their consumption of digital video, principally through video sharing sites. In parallel, students' participation in video sharing and creation has also risen. As educators, we need to question how this can be effectively translated into a positive learning experience for students, whilst examining how willing students actually are to critically engage with digital video and analysing how best to hone their digital literacy skills. Firstly, this article presents a cross-cultural analysis of Irish and Indian students' perception of themselves as creators of digital video and examines their readiness to produce such videos as part of third level curricula. Secondly, it attempts to quantify the expose of both student cohorts to video sharing and creation. Thirdly, it analyses student perceptions of what challenges they face as they move from consumers to creators of digital video. Results indicate that whilst students are willing to adopt digital video for academic tasks, this article will analyse what supports and considerations need to be put in place in order for its successful integration in curricula. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital literacies; Digital video; Second language acquisition; Student creations
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