SEE ONE: WHY
The purpose of this unit is to briefly inform you on the opportunities and benefits of using video in teaching. You are also able to listen to different testimonials by teachers, who are experienced in using video in teaching and who are describing the perceived benefits of using video in their teaching.
We are also listing different aspects of why using video in teaching, both from the teacher’s and the student’s point of view.
The goal of the whole module is
- To teach you to produce your own material (less problems with copyright infringements)
- To lower the threshold for you to start producing videos for and together with your students
- To enhance your understanding of the concept of producing and distributing videos
- To increase your awareness of time frames and equipment needed for video production
- To encourage co-producing, where your students are doing the recording in the classroom
- To encourage you to use the technical expertise of your students, while the responsibility for the content and the pedagogical aim is still yours as teacher
See One – Rationale for using video in teaching (Why)
- Teachers’ rationale for using video in teaching
- Students’ rationale for using video in teaching
- Reflections on own rationale for using video in teaching
- To have knowledge on rationale and benefits of using video in teaching
- To be able to make own decisions on using video in teaching
Why using video in teaching
There are benefits both for the teacher and the students of using video in teaching. Some teachers are reporting that their students retain more information by videos, they understand concepts more rapidly and are more enthusiastic about learning. Videos can at the best inspire and increase the students motivation to learn and enhance their learning experience.
Students study videos in advance and are better prepared for class
Time spent in class is in better use for discussions and clarifications on difficult issues
Students can repeat afterwards what they have learnt in class
Teachers can share their own video material with other educational institutions and teachers
Videos can be used as repetition in following courses
More possibilities to address students with different learning patterns and capabilities
Videos are also useful for students, who has not been able to attend class, because they can watch the material afterwards and can keep up with the learning
BENEFITS OF USING VIDEO IN TEACHING
Below we have listed some benefits of using video in teaching from the teachers' and the students' point of view.
Benefits for the teachers
Benefits for the students
|Teaching material and course content can be reused||Possibilities to take part in teaching in different ways|
|Difficult elements, concepts and theories can be described||Flexible learning independent of time and place|
|The time spent in the classroom can be dedicated to individual attention and tutoring||To rehearse previous lessons and catching up previous learning|
|The teacher become familiar with digital media and the same tools as the student||The students are more involved and activated when sharing their expertise and knowledge on digital media and video production|
|To engage the expertise of the students in producing video material||Video material is co-created by the teacher and the students together|
Video is useful for
use as supportive material in other courses (i.e. repetition of previous courses)
sustainable solutions, i.e. experiments, costly materials, non-accessible equipment
demonstration of time consuming content, i.e. experiments
INTERVIEWS WITH TEACHERS
Watch the following testimonials with teachers from Iceland and Finland explaining the benefits of using video in teaching.
For more videos visit: https://relobie.wordpress.com/videos-in-education/why-videos
TIME TO PLAY - REFLECTIONS
- Do you find any valuable ideas in the testimonials?
- Are there any tips in the testimonials you could implement in your own teaching?
- Can you find more benefits for using video in teaching?
- Do you know how to doodle?
- Open your learning journal and start reflecting on your own experiences of using video in teaching.
- You can choose to write down, or doodle your thoughts. You can create a mind map, draw a sketch or make any other illustration.