Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos | Faculty Focus

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From Web-enhanced face-to-face courses to MOOCs, flipped, blended, and fully online courses, videos are an integral component of today’s educational landscape—from kindergarten all the way through higher education.


Diane Goodman‘s insight:

This article by Emily A. Moore is well worth a read if you use videos in online or face to face learning environments. One of the criticisms of the flipped classroom (posting recorded lectures and screencasts online and using lecture/tutorial/class time for active learning) is that shifting non-interactive lectures into a different domain does little to alleviate the non-engagement factor.The 4 key strategies listed require that teachers think critically about their learning and teaching intentions. The inclusion of opportunities to question, contextualise, discuss and think critically about the content in the video, students are encouraged to ‘dive below the surface ‘ of the content and hopefully, learn more effectively. I particularly like the suggestion to add contextual information to the resource (Strategy 1b)

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