Learning in the Era of Online Videos: How to Improve Teachers’ Competencies of Producing Educational Videos

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Abstract

Online videos have gained huge popularity among people seeking for entertainment, and increasingly also among learners. People seek for tips in videos, ranging widely from improving language skills to bike reparation, or from solving mathematical equations to indoor decoration. At the same time teachers are facing challenges of producing professional videos that can support learners to learn the variety of topics. Teachers at the higher education institutes are often professionals in presentation skills in classrooms, but can face challenges when presenting in videos. In this paper we present a process for improving skills needed to produce educational videos. The process starts from the assumption of often explicit question by the teacher: “How can I produce professional educational videos?” The process includes identifying main challenges teachers face, and continues with a series of hands-on workshops targeted to develop each of the skills followed by the video production itself. We report also an evaluation of the process with teachers from the Aalto University, discuss the implications and resulting categorization of production models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAD'18)
Pages847-854
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-84-9048-690-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Higher Education Advances - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 20 Jun 201822 Jun 2018
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Higher Education Advances
ISSN (Electronic)2603-5871

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Higher Education Advances
Abbreviated titleHEAd'18
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period20/06/201822/06/2018

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