Flipped Teaching of Real Estate Concepts: The Use of Videos to Enhance Students’ Understanding through Visual Learning
The project aims to enhance students’ understanding on real estate concepts by developing demonstration and animation videos to facilitate flipped teaching and towards the end to encourage student-centered learning.
In the traditional classroom teaching, the instructor explains the real estate concepts by providing different examples to the students, spending about 20-30 minutes on each concept. Despite the examples being provided and the time spent, the learning outcomes are not very ideal. A number of students still find the concepts difficult to comprehend as they are relatively abstract in nature. The majority of them cannot even remember the concepts after the exam. Moreover, it is very time consuming to explain the concepts with examples. This results in limited time for class discussion, only 5 minutes for 45 minutes class.
This project produces several demonstration and animation videos. The former explains the real estate concepts by showing its application in the real city like Hong Kong. The latter explains concepts that may not be observable in the real world, but can be shown through animation images. Research shows that visual learning can help students to better understand difficult concepts and ultimately engraved on their memory. The students are required to watch the videos before the class. Each video is approximately 4-6 minutes to effectively capture students’ attention. During the class, the explanation can be shortened and more time can be spared for class discussion. Towards the end, the student-centered learning can be achieved through the flipped classroom.