Planning, Producing, and Evaluating Instructional Video

Concurrent Session 10

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

Video use is growing dramatically in higher education for lots of reasons.  You can instruct, evaluate, critique, report, blend, flip with it.  You can also flop with it.  This session will feature Carleton College’s Dann Hurlbert as he discusses how to Plan, Produce, and Evaluate good instructional video.

Presenters

Dann Hurlbert is Carleton College's Media & Design specialist, and he works directly with faculty to develop powerful instructional videos--and to evaluate their effectiveness. Prior to Carleton, he spent 15 years teaching video production and theatre and worked as a professional actor and director–appearing in 40-50 television commercials and nearly that many stage productions. His MFA thesis included producing an instructional video entitled How to Write and Produce Your Own High School Musical, which is currently being distributed through Films Media Group. He’s got a certificate in online teaching through UW Stout and has loads of experience as both a face to face and online instructor. He also recently developed and manufactured the Little Prompter, a personal teleprompter that helps educators easily create and flawlessly delivery their own video content. More information on the Little Prompter is available at www.littleprompter.com. Yep, he's got a background in pedagogy and is truly an expert at developing instructional video.

Extended Abstract

Title:  Planning, Producing, and Evaluating Instructional Video

Video use is growing dramatically in higher education for lots of reasons.  You can instruct, evaluate, critique, report, blend, flip with it.  You can also flop with it.  This session will feature Carleton College’s Dann Hurlbert (in person) he discusses when and how to use video successfully.

If your goal is to use video better for either online instruction or blended learning, this session may be for you.  Dann will outline pedagogical uses for various video types, and he’ll provide tips and tricks for creating good instructional videos in the Arts, Languages, Humanities, Sciences, Mathematics, and much more.

We’ll look at tools that work for quick screencasts and modest “studio-style” productions.   After attending this presentation, faculty & staff will be able to plan for, create, and evaluate results from their own instructional videos.  As with any good presentation, there will also be helpful handouts, healthy discussion, and some hands-on tech to try.

For a quick tour of some recent videos Dann has developed for both blended and online instruction, click here.