Assessing the impact of an Interactive Narrated Assessment Guide (iNAG) for a level 7 midwifery module

Richard Matovu, Carole Yearley, Anthony Herbland

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During the presentation, we will introduce iNAG, a resource designed to support students with their assessments. As part of our evaluation process, a short survey was administered to level 7 midwifery students to assess the impact and benefits of iNAG. The conference attendees will be presented with the survey results.
Lecturers in the School of Health and Social Work primarily provide written instructions and recorded lectures to explain assessment requirements to students. Some modules also provide a narrated assessment video guide. However, many students still face difficulties in understanding their assessment requirements, prompting them to seek additional support from their tutors. Students find it challenging to locate the relevant information from the video guides, and written instructions often lack sufficient details about the assessment.
To address this issue, the school has developed interactive multimedia resources called iNAGs. These resources feature hyperlinks, videos, audios, and other interactive elements that allow students to navigate to specific sections about the assessment. Previous research has shown that interactive resources can enhance cognitive loading (Sweller, 2006).
Despite the potential benefits of iNAGs, no prior evaluation has been conducted to assess their usefulness. Thus, a short evaluation survey was administered to level 7 midwifery students who were offered the iNAG to determine its effectiveness. The aim of this survey was to determine how helpful the iNAG is and whether it improved the students’ understanding of their assessment requirements, ultimately leading to a better grade.

Sweller, J. (2006). Discussion of ‘emerging topics in cognitive load research: using learner and information characteristics in the design of powerful learning environments’. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 20(3), 353-357.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2023
EventUH Learning Teaching Conference: University’s Graduate Attributes - University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Jul 20236 Jul 2023


ConferenceUH Learning Teaching Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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