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The Use of Video Assignment as a Tool to Enhance Student

Motivation in Course Work and Increase Module Pass Rate


Case of Operations Management 1:2015
Presenting Author: Lecturer: Sambil Charles Mukwakungu,
Department of Quality and Operations Management
Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
University of Johannesburg
Telephone Number (Work): +27 11 559 1201
Telephone Number (Mobile): +27 61 495 8712
Email Address: sambilm@uj.ac.za
Room 209.6
Concowan Building
Bunting Road Campus
Auckland Park
2092
Johannesburg
South Africa
Co-Author: Associate Professor Charles Mbohwa,
Department of Quality and Operations Management
Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
University of Johannesburg
Telephone Number (Work): +27 11 559 1202
Email Address: cmbohwa@uj.ac.za
Office No 3, Block C
Bunting Road Campus
Auckland Park
2092
Johannesburg
South Africa

ABSTRACT

The primary objective of this study is to establish whether the use of video
assignment as an assessment tool can enhance student motivation in course work
and increase module pass rate. A survey was conducted to establish whether
students exposure to work environment where principles of Operations Management
were applied would benefit in enhancing their motivation to want to learn more about
the course. A total of 392 students responded out of 410 registered for the module
at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. The findings indicate that although
74% of the students did not choose the qualification offering Operations Management
1 as any of the two choices to study at the University of Johannesburg, and that 68%
of students who took part in the survey indicated that they did not have any prior
knowledge of operations management before registering to the course, 83% of
respondents stated that they were motivated to want to learn about course after
completing the assignment. The study also highlights the positive impact the video
assignment had in the relationship between students drive to succeed and the
increase in the module pass rate during 2015 academic year, compared to previous
years.

TRACK XI: Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywordsmotivation; pass rate; video assignment