From The Chronicle article: “New research suggests that students might prefer getting feedback in short videos rather than handwritten notes, but few professors seem to be trying that method.” What is your opinion?
Great post and suggestions from EmergingEdTech. While we are sorting out the issue of the video streaming server, let’s see what can be done on YouTube.
We use videos in instruction a lot!
FT4T posted the great collection (5 tools to add questions and notes to videos) to promote active learning. Try them out!
There are some tools available that allow embedded videos in assessment. Zaption (see the FT4T post) seems to offer a great option: students watch a video and answer questions not after the entire clip is done but right there, during certain moments that you predetermine. As an instructor, you need to have an account (free and paid options available). Students do not have to have an account to take the quiz. Check it out!
SocialBook might be a great tool if you are using video in instruction or your students produce video as their course assignment.
Students can post their comments on a particular episode and see comments of others. If you are using a copyrighted videos, there are some restrictions, so be mindful.
I met with many people for the past several weeks. All are genuinely interested in supporting students in and outside of the classroom. One of the effective (and low cost) solutions might be creating screencasts (a digital recording of one’s computer screen (with or without audio narration)). Potential uses are endless: give a course orientation (or just a topic), guide on how to use a software or course site, provide guidance and feedback on the homework assignment, share content, etc.
Want to learn more and find out why and how? Proceed here!
Using video in learning and teaching proved to be an effective activity in many disciplines. You can record your own videos or use the ones done by others. YouTube, Khan Academy, and TED might be among the most popular ones used by students and faculty.
But there are more video resources available! Please browse http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/09/47-alternatives-to-using-youtube-in.html#.Umop0_mnqfA and see what fits the best for your teaching style, subject area, student learning style, etc. Happy viewing!