This week on the Teaching and Learning Collaborative website: “Using Interactive Video to Improve Learning Outcomes,” an exploration of the state and future of interactive video in learning. The brief white paper, offered by Kaltura, Inc, provider of UP’s MediaSpace service, asserts that “Interactive video is bringing about a revolution in education, helping teachers engage more deeply with students and students engage more richly with the material.” This statement is supported with 5 main arguments:
- Video personalizes education for both faculty and students.
- Video helps students and faculty be more collaborative.
- Video makes learning more engaging.
- Video makes education more flexible.
- Video makes education more accountable.
Throughout each section, eye opening findings are shared from Kaltura’s recent survey on the state of video in education, and helpful tips are offered for educators who are curious about or new to using video as a part of their teaching – for example:
- Don’t limit video to long form video lectures – try using mobile devices to create short videos for simple explanations, feedback, or messages to the class.
- Experiment with a flipped model to free up class time for active learning.
- Remember you aren’t producing the 5 o’clock news. Content doesn’t need to be perfect.
The TLC site offers weekly tips on classroom technology, podcasts on active learning, and other quick ideas for amplifying the impact of teaching: https://sites.up.edu/tl/.