A Note of Caution

Video is good for explaining concepts but it cannot be used for everything. Details are often best learned by working through them on paper.   Saving time in the classroom by creating a video to explain concepts allows students to come to you with questions. It is a great tool, but again, video does not […]

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Getting Students to Create Videos

Educators sometimes want students to create and submit private videos. There are a variety of options, but YouTube is the most user-friendly option. Dropbox Dropbox has limited playback options. Students need to limit the time of the videos.  It can also be problematic if students upload overly large files. It does, however, limit access.   Include […]

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The YouTube CC-BY myth?

No longer any easy way to download videos.   Downloading is against the terms of service: You shall not download any Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content […]

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Jason Toal Jason works in the Educational Media team at SFU promoting Open educational media practices across all media types. Open Educational Resources (OERs) Jason Toal, MA, | Interaction Design Teaching and Learning Centre | Simon Fraser University Jon Fulton  Jon Fulton is responsible for all aspects of image acquisition and video editing. Utilizing mostly video, Jon is […]

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Why Make Open Videos

Empower Students Decrease barriers to education – by making videos freely available Collaboration through reuse and remixing Customize Videos – Students get the message that is best for your class! Provide Assignment Instructions and Answer FAQ – Saves time, reduces email, increases accessibility, and students love it! @ontarioextend #oext167 One year I decided to make […]

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Legal Considerations

YouTube takes copyright seriously! Here is a course they have about it: https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/copyright/#support-and-troubleshooting Consequences for breaching copyright on YouTube include loss of the ability to post videos and removal of all videos and channels you have!   Recommended Free sites: Pixabay – Royalty Free CC0 Creative Commons Unsplash – Free for both commercial and non-commercial use. See this License […]

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Growth Strategies

Reach People. Change Lives. Your videos cannot help students if they never see them! Branding Who is your channel for? What value do you offer them? My reflection on who NurseKillam is Creating a Subscribable Channel Experience Header Image Picture / Logo / Icon Trailer Sections Titles Thumbnail Consistency Profile Professional feel My channel Metadata […]

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