Development of video-based lessons for the agricultural experience tracker (AET) system

The purpose of this project was to develop curriculum-related record-keeping and project management curriculum for a secondary agricultural program, utilizing video-based curriculum at Gridley High School, Gridley, California. Extensive research was conducted prior to the project implementation to determine if students truly comprehend information better when presented as video-based instruction. The project was designed around videos for the Agriculture Experience Tracker, a new business management records system, where students would watch the video and then practice the skills they learned. Students completed assessments (pre- and post-) to determine whether this style of instruction works. Results show that students do understand material better when they have control over the learning.