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Video Killed the Radio Star: Tips for Helping Faculty Create Videos for Online Courses

Marie Norman (Acatar: Uncompromising Education & Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Session Information
October 16, 2015 - 10:45am
Faculty and Professional Development & Support
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Practical Application
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Blended Program/Degree
Institutional Level: 
Multiple Levels
Audience Level: 
Session Type: 
Information Session
Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 
45 Minutes
Concurrent Session 10

This session offers recommendations for helping faculty create high-quality video content while using time and production resources wisely.

Extended Abstract

Original video can add depth and dimension to online courses, enhancing instructor presence and helping faculty bring their distinctive teaching approach online. But producing video is also potentially time consuming and expensive.

This session offers a set of best practices distilled from working with faculty at several top-tier research universities on the development of video for a range of course types. Attendees will learn how to:

- Ensure videos are consistent with the research on student attention and engagement;
- Design for modularity and reusability;
- Help faculty learn to storyboard;
- Match production level to content "stability";
- Embed engagement opportunities in video lecture; and
- Develop repeatable formats to expedite production

Attendees will see and have the opportunity to discuss examples of videos that exemplify the best practices presented, as well as to engage in short exercises to apply each idea to their own teaching, instructional design, or professional development context.

Learning objectives:

- Identify ways to enhance video quality while creating efficiencies
- Analyze and discuss sample videos
- Discuss applications to your own institution or context

Lead Presenter

Dr. Marie Norman is co-author of the book, How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, which distills learning research into practical strategies for classroom teaching. Marie has taught anthropology for 14 years and worked in faculty development for 13. She is currently the Senior Director of Educational Excellence at Acatar, an innovative company that combines the learning sciences, technology, and design to help faculty create excellent online courses.