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Exploring the usage of a video application tool: Experiences in film studies

Mohamad Ali, Nazlena and Smeaton, Alan F. (2011) Exploring the usage of a video application tool: Experiences in film studies. Journal of Informatics in Education, 10 (2). pp. 163-181. ISSN 1648-5831

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Abstract

This paper explores our experiences in deploying a video application tool in film studies, and its evaluation in terms of realistic contextual end-users who have real tasks to perform in a real environment. We demonstrate our experiences and core lesson learnt in deploying our novel movie browser application with undergraduate and graduate students completing a Film Studies course in Dublin City University over a semester. We developed a system called MOVIEBROWSER2 that has two types of browsing modes: Advanced and Basic. In general, students found that the features we provided were beneficial for their studies. Some issues or mismatches arose during the trial. A ‘wish-list’ was drawn up that might be useful for the future system developer. The contribution and achievements reported in this article are on the demonstration and exploration of how advances in technology can be deployed, and media can be accessed in the context of a real user community. Exploring the usage indicates a positive acceptance among students, besides lessons learned that are important for further investigation.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Usage data analysis; Digital video application; Film studies
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Computer Science > Multimedia systems
Humanities > Film studies
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Publisher:Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
Official URL:http://www.mii.lt/informatics_in_education/htm/INFE193.htm
Copyright Information:© 2011 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics/
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland
ID Code:16560
Deposited On:10 Oct 2011 11:51 by Hyowon Lee. Last Modified 10 Oct 2011 11:51

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