Using video for teaching and learning Shaun Richards

Session Aims

Understand the principles of using video for teaching and learning

Identify uses for video within your own teaching practice

Explore a selection of recording devices and storage platforms

Create and upload short video to an appropriate cloud based solution

And most importantly have some


Have you ever used/made a video for teaching and learning?

If so how have/could you use it?

What barriers have you faced when thinking about using video?

What have been/could be the benefits to you and your students?

Video equipment

Camera, laptop/PC + Webcam

Mobile device

Video hosting service - YouTube, Vimeo, Recap

Software - Recap, Explain Everything, Touchcast, Youtube

Bonus items - Tripod, Mics, Green screen,

Let's play with some kit!!

Group activity - you have half an hour to create a short video of a segment of your teaching, eg a role play or a description of a topic.

When you have made your video upload them to Google Drive using the app on your iPad

You may go anywhere you like but please be mindful of capturing other people within your video

(Guo, P., Kim, J. and Rubin, R. 2014) .

7 Top tips for videos

Invest heavily in pre-production lesson planning to segment videos into chunks shorter than 6 minutes.
Display the instructor’s head at opportune times in the video. But don’t go overboard because sudden transitions can be jarring. Picture-in-picture might also work well.
Try filming in an informal setting such as an office to emulate a one-on-one office hours experience. It might not be necessary to invest in big-budget studio productions.
Introduce motion and continuous visual flow into tutorials, along with extemporaneous speaking so that students can follow along with the instructor’s thought process.
If instructors insist on recording traditional classroom lectures, they should still plan lectures with the MOOC format in mind and work closely with instructional designers who have experience in online education.
Coach instructors to bring out their enthusiasm and reassure them that they do not need to purposely slow down. Students can always pause the video if they want a break.
For lectures, focus more on the first-time watching experience. For tutorials, add more support for rewatching and skimming, such as inserting subgoal labels in large fonts throughout the video.

How will you use video within your practice?


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