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Video in Teaching & Learning (Part 1): Why video?

Part 1: Why video?

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With the increasing availability of broadband interest, mobile devices, cameras, and editing software, video has become an increasingly common way to communicate and share ideas. This course will explore the impact of video on higher education in Australia, and look at how and why video might be used in your university teaching practice. It will discuss the affordances of video, and investigate what factors make videos effective for student learning. We’ll look at a variety of examples of educational videos, and think about what types of videos can be used in different disciplines.

This course is Part 1 of a series on Video, with Part 2 exploring the practical aspects of creating your own videos, including what types of software, how to film yourself, and how to successfully integrate the videos you create into your teaching. You are welcome to sign up for either or both of the courses.

Course Dates

This course ran from Monday, 7 August to Friday, 11 August 2017, but is accessible online to anyone interested. There are 5 blog posts that will take about 10-15 minutes to work through.




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Katie Freund
Katie advises academics on eLearning design and initiatives, researches innovative solutions in education technology, creates digital media resources, and trains staff on Wattle (Moodle) learning management system and other digital tools for teaching and learning. She is also a researcher in education technology and digital communication.

Photo of Crystal McLaughlinCrystal McLaughlin
Crystal McLaughlin joined ANU Online in early 2015. Crystal has been working in educational technology for over 6 years in the higher education sector. Crystal’s focus in ANU Online includes Coordination of edX programs, and assistance with Training & Support.

Photo of Jill LyallJill Lyall
Jill has worked for many years in Vocational Education and Training in a TAFE environment in Western Australia. For the last three years she worked at Kimberley Training Institute, in Broome, Western Australia, as their e-Learning Coordinator.  Jill is now a happy member of the ANU Online team.


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