Learn why it is important to use video to distribute information to students outside of class
Learn best practices for generating online videos
Question: what is the benefit of generating your own video content?
Some of the benefits
Frees up class time for discussion or in depth analysis of topics
Allows students to watch the content multiple times, stop, and rewind.
Provides another avenue to let students get to know you.
Research shows this benefits minorities, first generation, women and underrepresented populations most.
Question: What have you done in the past to utilize video or content outside of class?
Make it simple and easy for students to access the content (YouTube, Vimeo, Spark, Camtasia)
Make videos short and to the point (4-6 minute micro lectures)
What to include in short videos: foundational knowledge, lab techniques, worked through examples (science), real life applications of the topics covered in class and images you annotate.
If you are going to require students to be accountable to watching videos, there should be motivation behind it. (accompanied short quiz, link to pre-class discussion boards, and not repeating the exact same material in class)
What does the Instructional Video Studio have?
One Button Studio
White screen to annotate images
What does the process look like?
Generate content / outline for video - if it seems it will be too long, break up into a multi-part series.