Supports on Digital Pedagogies for North Island College Instructors
 
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Video for Teaching + Learning

Tips for Creating Video
  • Don’t need complex equipment
    • Camera: smartphone camera, web cam, using BlueJeans to record, or Go Pro camera
    • Tripod: tape a smartphone to a window to have natural light while narrating, pile up some books to hold camera, put webcam on top of a lamp shade
    • Lighting: natural light – window, ring light, lots of good lamps
  • Use platforms you have access to
    • Kaltura Capture (free capture tool to grab video)
    • Microsoft Stream (part of 365 Suite if logged in with NIC account)
    • Convert PowerPoint slide decks with build-in audio – to MP4 video
    • Screencast-o-matic or Camtasia or other low cost software to use
  • Plan out your scripts and practice a few times
    • Use conversational style
    • Speak relatively quickly and with enthusiasm
    • Make the material feel like it is customized, relevant and related to the course
    • Integrate questions into the video to keep people on their toes
    • Stay on script
  • Aim for 2-5 minutes for optimal time people will view your videos
    • Videos can be longer, but will get less viewing time
    • More and smaller videos are easier to digest
  • Upload to a streaming server and share!
    • Kaltura (MyMedia inside of Blackboard Learn or NIC MediaSpace via https://video.nic.bc.ca)
      • no advertisements, no copying on multiple servers around world (like YouTube), control over your content
    • Grab embed code or embed via Blackboard Learn OR publish video to your MediaGallery for that course
    • Label, tag, explain, add bookmarks to video, quiz questions etc.
    • Track view plays and usage
  • Keep going, evolving and experimenting
Examples of Using Video in Your Post-Secondary Courses: Created by You, Students or Others in the World

Student Generated Videos

Videos designed, developed and recorded solely by students as activities, exercises or assessments in a course. 

  • Any video type below but done by a student rather than an instructor!
  • Create a video explaining concepts in own words
  • Conduct a video interview from a subject-matter expert
  • Record quick responses to open-ended questions
  • Create a video blog website with WordPress
  • Record an experiment done at home or in class and narrate findings
  • Create a mini-documentary on a topic like this one
  • Develop a slide deck teaching the class a core concept and narrate via a video
  • Another idea or example of this type of video?
  • Another idea or example of this type of video?

 

Way Finding / Navigational Videos

Videos that help orient and outline a particularly complex or new learning environment.

  • Tour of a Blackboard Learn course
  • Navigating and explaning course outline components
  • Use screencasting to give students an overview of how to use a detailed web site
  • Another idea or example of this type of video?
  • Another idea or example of this type of video?

 

Get-to-Know-You Videos

Videos that help people get to know each other.

  • Introduction of instructor to class
  • Student introductions to classmates
  • Guest speaker introductions before a presentation
  • Another idea or example of this type of video?
  • Another idea or example of this type of video?

 

How-To Videos

Videos that help people learn how to do something – for a course or class or concept.

  • Step-by-step instructions of how to use a piece of software through screencasting video
  • Video about how to do a particular task with a piece of equipment shot with camera/tripod
  • Another idea or example of this type of video?
  • Another idea or example of this type of video?

 

Explanation Videos

Videos that provide more indepth explanation, possibly simplified or in easy-to-understand terms with the aid of visuals etc.

  • Instructor working through a problem (worked problems) or walk through a complex diagram
  • TEDTalk videos simplifying complex topics
  • Instructor talks out loud all the thinking processes they are going through to explain a concept
  • Students explain their response to a math problem by talking through their thinking and how they arrived at a solution
  • Teacher explaining top tips or suggestions like this one by Michael Wesch about Tips for Teaching Online
  • Another idea or example of this type of video?
  • Another idea or example of this type of video?

 

Consolidation and Review Videos

Videos that help consolidate, summarize and /or review key concepts.

  • Build a concept map of all the key components in a module or course (but then remove some) and use narration to explain what you have and ask students to fill in missing pieces
  • Review key concepts from a module or class with slides and narration
  • Create a whole course summary video with slides and narration to capture the essence of the course
  • Another idea or example of this type of video?
  • Another idea or example of this type of video?

 

Demonstration or Tutorial Videos

Videos that are focused on someone doing a demonstration of a task or activity

  • Demonstrating how to do an applied learning activity with a tool or piece of equipment
  • Instructor demonstrating how to do some learning task
  • Example: Khan Academy – explanation of photosynthesis
  • Example: Frog Disssection
  • Another idea or example of this type of video?
  • Another idea or example of this type of video?

 

Presentation Videos

Videos that capture or record a class, course, guest speaker etc.

  • Video used to capture a class like BlueJeans recordings
  • Another idea or example of this type of video?
  • Another idea or example of this type of video?

 

Student Assessment Videos

Videos of either students demonstrating their learning or instructors sharing their feedback

  • Instructor produces a short customized video sharing how student is doing in class so far
  • Student produces a summary of how well they are doing explaining with examples
  • Another idea or example of this type of video?
  • Another idea or example of this type of video?

 

Resources
  • 99 Tips for Creating Simple and Sustainable Educational Videos by Karen Costa – Amazon Book Link
  • Ideas and Strategies for Using Video in the Classroom: UBC Faculty of Arts – Webpage
    • Scroll down page to see video examples
  • Teaching and Learning: Making education more engaging, interactive, and effective (Kaltura) with examples – Webpage
  • 10 Ways You Can Use Video to Enhance Your Digital Learning Content – Webpage
  • Effective Educational Videos – Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University – Webpage
  • Teaching in a Digital Age | Chapter 7.4 Video by Tony Bates – Webpage
  • Effective Educational Videos: Principles and Guidelines for Maximizing Student Learning from Video Content – Webpage
  • Accessible Educational Materials: Teaching with Accessible Video – Webpage
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