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Video and the critical incident technique

I’ve been writing a bit about critical incident techniques this week and had a small thought about the use of video for observations. In their review of the technique, Butterfield et al (2005) describe how researchers have moved away from … Continue reading

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Happy medium

Watching some students work on a digital video project with a film and media professional recently led me to think about the relative importance of production quality in student-produced digital media. As he gave them a quick overview of lighting, … Continue reading

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‘How Video Content is Revolutionising Learning’

This has annoyed me today: http://elearninginfographics.com/how-video-content-is-revolutionizing-learning-infographic/, and while I try not to get upset about stuff being wrong on the internet I have found that looking through the literature on using video in education this sort of ill-defined or unevidenced … Continue reading

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Talking heads

Sadly not a post about the magnificent 70/80s art rockers, but about an interesting paper that I read recently (van Gog, Vermeer & Vermeer,2014, Computers & Education 72:323-327 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2013.12.004 (paywall may apply)), which is mildly related to my posting of 20 November on using video for … Continue reading

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Viewing times and attention spans

A couple of blogs recently have highlighted user viewing times as evidence of the effectiveness of short videos for teaching in HE. Alan Cann (http://scienceoftheinvisible.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/whats-wrong-with-lecture-capture-this.html) uses viewing times on You Tube videos (which he suggests are around 45-85 seconds) to … Continue reading

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Video for instruction – lessons learned

Those of us who, unfortunately, reached adult life before 1994, when the UK government introduced new electrical safety legislation, will probably be familiar with the process of wiring a plug. For some (including me), other than dimly remembered physics classes … Continue reading

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Adding interaction to recorded lectures using Twitter

Below is a screen shot from a sample web page that I and a couple of colleagues produced last week. The idea was to complement recorded lectures with an easy-to-use way for students to discuss and comment on the content. … Continue reading

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