Student Evaluation of Flipgrid at a Japanese University: Embarrassment and Connection

Andrew Richard Burns Innes

Abstract


The present study looked at student evaluations of Flipgrid, a video sharing platform. A total of 100 students gave their consent to take part in the study. Students were asked to make a video between 60 and 90 seconds on various subjects, and then evaluate Flipgrid using an online survey. Student evaluations were coded, and interpreted in relation to the sub-constructs of transactional distance outlined by Zhang (2003). Results of the qualitative survey indicate – among others - positive feedback for mediation of social features (54.9%) and platform features (27.5%), but negative feedback for technical problems (39.2%) and feelings of embarrassment (30.3%).


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Flipgrid; video; EFL; ESL; transactional distance; online teaching

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/lsmll.2020.44.3.151-166
Data publikacji: 2020-09-30 14:54:58
Data złożenia artykułu: 2020-07-28 12:30:19


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