Reasons to use Video

When you choose to make videos open their impact increases exponentially!

Screenshot of a comment on one of NurseKillam’s videos.

Ways to use Video

  • Microlearning: Teaching content
  • Conversations (live or not)
  • Answer FAQ
  • Feedback on assignments
  • Webinars / live teaching online
  • Flipped classrooms
  • Lecture capture (not ideal)
  • In-class viewing to promote discussion
  • Student-created video for assignments

Please see the easy videos page for examples.

This video shows the student perspective of video use in the classroom. Please excuse the editing, background noise, and loud music. I have learned a lot about editing since this was recorded in 2013.

Why Do You Use video?

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Reasons to Make Your Own

  • Increased control over the content
  • Building relationships with students

Based on a recent Kaltura (2018) report videos are being used to support education by over half of teachers. It is believed that these videos increase satisfaction, student achievement as well as collaboration and improve teaching practice (Gilmore, Adolph, Millman, & Gordon, 2016). Although lecture capture is increasing in popularity (Groen, Quigley, & Herry, 2016), it is important to note that there are more diverse approaches to video use. For example, video can be used for live interaction with students (Beldarrain, 2006), promoting community and engagement through conversation (live or asynchronous) (Bonafini, Chae, Park, & Jablokow, 2017), answering frequently asked questions, micro-teaching (Lin, 2016), and marking (blind citation of presentation and blog post). These innovative strategies serve to humanize the online learning experience and engage learners (Bali, 2016; Cleveland-Innes & Campbell, 2012). Interactive video is becoming more advanced and easier to accomplish with tools like H5P. The use of video from a client’s point of view is also being used to build empathy and simulate clinical situations (Thomson & Cambly, 2018).

The potential of video to enhance collaboration and engage learners increases when they are shared openly. Both students and educators require support developing digital literacy skills as video is an important part of the future of education (Kaltura, 2018). The purpose of this diverse panel is to discuss diverse views of the future of video in education.