Lights, Camera, Lecture! Encouraging the Use of Videos Across Courses and Departments
Concurrent Session 7
With the growth of online programs, comes the increasing necessity to offer instructional videos to supplement posted resources. During this session, we will look at everything from web-conferencing to lecture capture and the studio spaces our department has created for faculty and departments to use.
With the growth in online programs, comes the increasing necessity to offer instructional videos to supplement posted resources. Videos not only personalize the course, help students walk through difficult concepts, but also appeal to visual learners. These concepts apply to online courses and on-campus ones as well. Ever since Hurricane Sandy and other detrimental weather conditions, lecture videos have made courses more resilient to uncontrollable circumstances. From web-conferencing to lecture capture, let’s discuss the available tools and software for both video creation as well as post-production editing.
Our online learning department will also share the inner workings and success from our “Academic Recording Studio” and “SmartClassRoom.” These two physical spaces that our department created have increased video usage across campus, whether for faculty, staff, or departments. We will explore how instructors have used these facilities to record lecture content, interview guest speakers, create welcome messages to post inside of their online courses, and even present for conferences that they were not able to attend in-person. Departments on-campus have found great use for these spaces whether it is recording events that happen on-campus or holding information sessions for students. Students themselves have enjoyed being the producers and creators of their own work as many use our facilities for class projects or competitions.
This presentation works well for all groups in higher education that would like to learn more about video techniques or those who’d like to share their own techniques. Idea-sharing is highly encouraged during this session, after all, one of the most impactful experiences is learning from one another.
Participants who walk away from this session would be able to assess the importance of web-conferencing, lecture capture, and physical studio spaces and will be able to determine which video approach works best for them.