Effectiveness of Using EDPuzzle – A Study in Velammal College of Engineering & Technology

B. Janaki, K. R. Surendran


Education is evolving every second, and so are the instructional materials. However, the video materials continue to be one of the most interesting and effective teaching tools in higher education. They not only help students learn by seeing it visually in their own convenient pace but also remain flexible enough to watch recurrently to grasp and retain information. These video materials are made even more engaging by applying the tool named EDPuzzle, which helps the instructors embed the questions intermittently throughout the video lectures to check their understanding of the concepts. If the question is answered, the video resumes; else it demands the keen attention and response from the students. This helps the instructors determine the students’ understanding level in terms of the details of the content and the time taken to accomplish. The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of EDPuzzle in the learning process. To facilitate this evaluation, a survey was conducted on a class of 59 using a questionnaire designed with a five-point Likert scale based closed ended questions. A descriptive statistical method was used for data analysis. The results showed that EDPuzzle, which has proved to be user-friendly, commands better interaction and student engagement resulting in active learning. The findings acknowledge the need to train instructors and students to use EDPuzzle for a better learning experience. Further, there is scope to investigate the contribution of EDPuzzle to content learning, which will contribute to better academic performance. 


Keywords: EDPuzzle, interactive tool, videos, learning, teaching.



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