We provided students with as much information as possible from the onset. We provided them with:
- a plan language statement and
- an introductory video
The plain language statement was simply a word document placed at the top of the course page on the VLE. This word document explained the study by answering a series of short questions that we believed students would ask. A copy of this is available through a link on the right hand side of this page.
The introductory video was an expanded version of the plain language statement. Producing the video provided several advantages over just providing the students with the word document. Firstly providing the video to the students meant that students can view this video at a convenient time for them and also they can watch it as many times as they like. Secondly we embedded a screencast into this video to illustrate to students what