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Does video belong in the academy?
Blended learning should transform learning, not just replicate teaching: Companies want graduates who can source, filter and use existing knowledge to create new knowledge, and the university is key to equipping students with these skills. Yet we seldom see technology tools being used in radically new ways in HE. They are usually used to replicate lectures - think of websites or podcasts - rather than enabling students to learn in new ways. technology-in-university-teaching Video caters for different learning styles and places emphasis on the development of C21 skills in an increasingly global and competitive employment market. These skill sets consist of: student motivation, learner engagement, social skills and digital and multimedia literacy. In addition, video has the potential to enhance critical problem-solving skills and enable learning in context through greater opportunity for discussion. Finally, video emphasizes the role of the educator by enhancing the proficiency of teaching and technical ability of educators., Yes
Its been neglected… Stuck in the cellar Needing special equipment Stranded on old media
No dedicated device required to record… No dedicated device required to view Today
Todays students Have been watching YouTube for 10 years –Classroom access –Web access Have used Skype since they were 10 –Used to a media rich environment –Expect to see as well as hear Record video –Present papers –Conduct interviews –Film experiments Rise of MOOCs and Online learning
Video as an add-on Add multimedia to the journal. Elsevier article of the future prototype from 2009 Useful Adds value But rarely transformative…
Training Video Documentaries Entertainment Schools Higher Ed. Professional Interviews Lectures Amateur Clips Raw footage Research & Learning Movies & Television Casual Use Demonstrations
Dance Unique ability of the medium capture performance, make it teachable make it researchable,
Its easy to illustrate precisely what we happen to be discussing at that very moment. Before…I often found myself wishing for a deck of 50 DVDs by my side to be able to make a point. the ability to pause and rewind makes Theatre in Video useful to capture and repeat relevant moments of the work Dr. David Fancy, Brock University Theatre
Education, Counseling, Healthcare See nuances, facial expression, body language… Demonstrations Learn by watching See real primary footage
Anthropology Unique ability of the medium capture events, make them researchable, make them teachable
News and history Unique ability of the medium capture events, make them researchable, make them teachable
Video Use and Higher Education: Options for the Future. Intelligent Television and New York University Report, June 2009
Video Use and Higher Education: Options for the Future. Intelligent Television with New York University. June 2009
What do we need to do to make video work in the academy?
You cant find what youre looking forno random access. You cant speed-read or speed-browseif its a 2-hour video, you have to spend 2 hours finding out whats on it. You cant isolate the primary sourcestheyre mixed together with the secondary content. You cant cite moments within the videoyou can only cite the title of the video. You cant link to moments within the videoyou can only link to the video title. Most are not available online. Most are for entertainment, not scholarly research. Licenses are overly restrictive. The problems with video for academics