Communication through the use of video is a powerful and exciting when used correctly. Video can create a connection between visual information, the memory process, and the recall of new knowledge. Creating a video to communicate a topic that is engaging and insightful can be creatively challenging, but with modern, readily available tools and technology fairly easily realised.
Why use video
There are many pedagogical purposes to using video in education. You can use video for example to explain a difficult concept, demonstrate the use of software, model how to solve a challenging math problem or discuss exam results. Embedding videos in your course design can inspire and engage students. It can increase student motivation, develop potential for deeper learning of the subject and have a positive effect of the development of learner autonomy.
How to create and/or get video material
- Self-made. Creating videos can be very easy. You can use simple screen capture software (see list of tools below) to record your screen and voice, or use a webcam to record yourself on video.
- Co-creation. Our faculty has a video studio for the production of knowledge clips. Here, you can create your videos using professional help.
- Existing. YouTube, for instance, hosts a great number of educational videos that you can share with students. If you want to remix the material, make sure the licence allows for this. [see copyright]
How to use video
Videos should be properly embedded in your educational design. Videos are more effective when combined with other activities, like doing exercises, having discussions or having a small quiz to check whether the concepts covered in the video are understood.
How can we help
We can help you to choose whether video is the right choice to transfer your content to the student, and advice you on how to implement it effectively in your course design. We can also help you create your own videos, whether you want to make them yourself using or in co-creation using our recording studio.